The Notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals shocked progressives around the globe on Friday, when they tossed the infamous lawsuit filed by the “climate kids” into the trash where it belongs. In a 2-1 split decision, the court ruled that the children didn’t have a legal leg to stand on.

It’s amazing to have lasted this long. Even Barack Obama’s administration tried to kill it before President Donald Trump took over the battle, filing motion after motion to get the case dismissed before the appeals court got it last June.

According to the written decision, the plaintiffs, aged 8-19 when the Juliana v. United States lawsuit was filed in 2015, “lacked legal standing to sue the United States.” Being liberal and all, the judges weren’t happy about it but they followed the law. The Department of Justice was happy that they won. Noting that the children wanted “a previously unimagined constitutional right.”

Circuit Judge Andrew Hurwitz explained that the majority reached its decision “reluctantly,” since they had been shown “compelling” evidence that administrations from both parties had endorsed the use of fossil fuels despite the risks, and that failing to change government policies could expedite an “environmental apocalypse.”

The 21 child plaintiffs convinced the lower court that they had “concrete and particularized injuries,” that could possibly be linked to federal climate policy but they were looking for justice in the wrong place. It isn’t the Court’s job. In legalese, what they said is, the “claimed injuries were not redressable by an Article III court.”

“There is much to recommend the adoption of a comprehensive scheme to decrease fossil fuel emissions and combat climate change, both as a policy matter in general and a matter of national survival in particular,” the ruling states. “But it is beyond the power of an Article III court to order, design, supervise, or implement the plaintiffs’ requested remedial plan.”

Instead, it’s the job of Congress and the Administration to ensure their safety. “As the opinions of their experts make plain, any effective plan would necessarily require a host of complex policy decisions entrusted, for better or worse, to the wisdom and discretion of the executive and legislative branches.”

The dissenting Justice, Judge Josephine L. Staton was disappointed but she isn’t ready to give up. “the mere fact that this suit cannot alone halt climate change does not mean that it presents no claim suitable for judicial resolution.”

14 Responses

  1. Big Ed

    The honest to God real climate scientists say that rising levels of CO2 does not cause warming temperatures, rather they say rising temperatures cause increases in CO2. The government backed pseudo scientists claim the real scientists are in the back pocket of big oil companies and what they say can’t be trusted. For most of the real scientists, the closest they ever come to an oil company is when they fill the tanks on their cars. Clearly, “fake scientists” are in the back pockets of politicians-politicians who have an agenda and it is NOT cooling the earth, it is rather cooling economic activity. The goal for these politicians is larger government and the elimination of capitalism (redistribution of our wealth).

  2. Bad Penguin

    Finally Trumps getting to fill the 9th with conservative judges is paying off. The adult using these kids should be arrested and sent to a not so nice prison.

  3. JC

    The Climate Change hoax rides again…right into the toilet! No amount of money or suffering will convince the Sun to do anything it doesn’t want to do. All the shaming and bad mouthing by the liberals can not change that. Meanwhile the sea ice is growing, polar bears still flourishing, seaside mansions still safe and the lying liberal of the left are still flying around the globe in their gas guzzling jets! What a crock!

  4. Robert Higginbotham

    The court may have made the right decision for the wrong reason but they, at least, made a decision. That there is changes in climate over eons of time is a matter of history. However, it is dictated by such as the axis of the earth and the emanations of the sun, not the farts of quadripeds.

  5. DRLJR

    Anyone who has done any basic research knows the climate change mantra is about controlling people not fixing any fixable issue. The climate is control by the Sun, Earth’s orbit around the Sun, and the Earth itself. We dealt with the real pollution issues and those pushing the “man-made climate change” needed something else to scream about. And the data being used has been shown to be rigged. Then add in history and if the planet warms everyone benefits. And an increase in CO2 levels benefit plants, that means plants grow better, which improves food production, and so on. “Progressives” don’t like that since it makes it harder to control people.

  6. CrustyOldGeezer

    I think Kids would much rather be ALLOWED TO BE KIDS, than PAWNS in socialist plot to destroy their futures!

  7. CCblogging

    The Globalist Left is pushing their climate change agenda for people control. Vote the fascist dems out.

  8. Tired of Idiots

    Judge Josephine L. Staton should be removed from the court. People like her do not believe in the rule of law. She uses an allegorical approach to interpreting the U.S. Constitution. In other words, the constitution means whatever she says it means, never mind the original intent of the founders. There are too many like her who are self-righteous modern day Pharisees.

  9. Bubbelove

    Hey people….of course there is climate change! In the Winter it gets cold and snowy, in the Spring it becomes rainy and the trees become green again and flowers start to bloom, in the Summer it is warm and swimming time, in the Fall the leaves fall off the trees and the flowers no longer bloom. The climate has been changing every year during my 78 years. Our children are being brainwashed, and Greta Thurnberg belongs in her own country in school.


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