The young climate activists whose pioneering case, Juliana v. United States, posited they have a constitutional right to be protected from climate change, said on Wednesday they plan to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that affirmed their lack of standing.
In a long-awaited ruling, a majority of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges who cast their vote decided against an en banc rehearing of the case by 21 children and young adults after a split 9th Circuit panel said the U.S. Constitution mandates policymakers, not courts, to resolve such problems.
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