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9th Circuit Court Rules Against Young Plaintiffs In Landmark Climate Suit

January 19th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

In 2015, a group of young Americans, some of them only 7 or 8 years old, sued the United States government, claiming the federal government "through its affirmative actions in creating a national energy system that causes climate change, is depriving them of their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, and has failed to protect essential public trust resources." That's according to Our Children's Trust, which is sponsoring the suit. The "public trust" theory was first conceived by OCT attorney Julia Olson


What Has Republican Policy Actually Done For You?

October 29th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Politics is a weird beast. Policymakers are elected in order to enact policies to help society, but politics is largely a cultural war — or even just a series of cult of personality battles. Policy is hardly touched in the lead-up to elections, and people typically go to the polls without having learned much about the policies their representatives have supported or the policies the candidates they're voting on would like to implement



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