Federal Court Ruins Trump’s Thursday With Unexpected Ruling That Has Donald Raging


Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Accord Treaty that supports the fight against climate change in spite of overwhelming pleas from U.S. scientists, Democrats, and the general public. Those groups of people have not been able to change the president’s mind. However, a group of kids came up with a rather unique solution.

It seems that the adults are incapable of protecting the nation’s children against climate change or weapons of war. Yet, the youth of America are not going to stand idly by as their world falls apart.

This group of 21 young people and two environmental groups filed a lawsuit to force the U.S. government to make a greater effort to fight climate change. The case made it to the federal appeals court before the Trump administration tried to get the lawsuit dismissed.

The Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, located in San Francisco, made its decision. The court ruled that it was too early in the process to dismiss the case, simply because the Trump administration said it would find searching for documents and questioning people, or discovery, too burdensome.

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The three-judge panel wrote their decision:

‘The defendants’ argument fails because the district court has not issued a single discovery order, nor have the plaintiffs filed a single motion seeking to compel discovery. Rather, the parties have employed the usual meet-and-confer process of resolving discovery disputes. The defendants rely on informal communications as to the scope of discovery — in particular, the plaintiffs’ litigation hold and demand letter — but the plaintiffs have clarified that these communications were not discovery requests.’

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