Portland, OR – June 4, 2019 – Thousands of supporters showed up to demonstrate in support of the 21 youth plaintiffs in the constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States. The case was heard yesterday by a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The landmark lawsuit,filed by 21 young Americans in 2015 with the support of Our Children’s Trust, has faced a string of extraordinary requests from the United States government to stop the case from going to trial, mostrecently by an interlocutory, or “early” appeal. Yesterday, the Juliana 21 sat in the largest courtroom inthe Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse as their attorney, Julia Olson fought for their right to beheard and present their evidence in court at trial.
Full press release from Our Children’s Trust.