In this episode, host Rob Verchick talks with Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholars Melissa Powers and Karen Sokol about the 9th Circuit's dismissal of the Juliana v. United States youth climate justice case, what it means — and doesn't mean — for other climate cases working their way through the courts, and more. Listen, below, or return to the main Connect the Dots page.
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|Melissa Powers is the Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law and the Director of the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School. View bio.|
Karen Sokol is Associate Professor of Law at the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans. View bio.
CPR Resources of Interest:
- CPR's report, Climate Justice and the Fight for Equity, by Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol and David Flores
- Despite Recent Setbacks, Juliana and Other Climate Suits Deserve their Day in Court, CPRBlog post by Karen Sokol
- Climate Chaos and the Courts: Disappointment (Despite Some Encouragement) in Juliana v. United States, CPRBlog post by by Joel Mintz
- What's Wrong with Juliana (and What's Right), CPRBlog post by Dan Farber
- A Meditation on Juliana v. United States, CPRBlog post by Lisa Heinzerling
- CPR's report, Reaching Higher Ground: Avenues to Secure and Manage New Land for Communities Displaced by Climate Change, by Maxine Burkett, Robert R.M. Verchick, and David Flores
Some Other Useful Resources:
- Karen Sokol's Washington Law Review article, Seeking (Some) Climate Justice in State Tort Law
- The Children's Trust's Juliana page
- Barry McGuire's Eve of Destruction, cited in the court's opinion
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