Juliana v. United States: Does the Constitution Guarantee a Livable Planet for Our Kids?


Climate science and policy is under attack from the new Trump administration, but this assault faces a legal roadblock in the form of a group of young plaintiffs asserting their right to a livable climate. The landmark case Juliana v. U.S. survived a motion to dismiss and is now proceeding to what observers expect to be “the trial of the century” this summer of fall. In the following piece featured in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Top Ten Watch List 2017, Professor and New Economy Law Center co-founder Melissa Scanlan examines the legal questions in this case, including constitutional and public trust claims.

Juliana v. United States: Does the Constitution Guarantee a Livable Planet for Our Kids?

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Juliana v. United States: Does the Constitution Guarantee a Livable Planet for Our Kids?