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U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Change Suit

Oct. 18, 2018, 4:08 PM

President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court stop a novel and sweeping lawsuit pressed by children and teenagers seeking to force the federal government to take steps against climate change.

The emergency filing on Oct. 18 aims to head off a trial that’s set to start Oct. 29 in federal court in Oregon. It’s the administration’s second attempt to have the nation’s highest court intervene in the case.

Although the Supreme Court rejected the first request in July as premature, the justices hinted at skepticism about the lawsuit, saying its breadth was “striking.” Since that order was issued,...

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