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Litigation: DOJ shifts appeal argument to youth climate litigants' standing

September 13, 2017
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is renewing its call for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to halt a landmark climate change lawsuit slated to proceed at a lower court by arguing in a final reply brief that youth plaintiffs lack standing, a shift in argument from its initial appeal that focused more on burdensome discovery requests. DOJ says in a Sept. 11 filing in Juliana, et al. v. United States of America that standing doctrine...

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