WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected for now a bid by the President Donald Trump’s administration to block a trial in a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change.

The loss for the administration means it now faces a high-profile examination of U.S. climate change policy during the trial that was due to begin on Oct. 29 in Eugene, Oregon but has since been postponed by the judge.

Chief Justice John Roberts on Oct. 19 had temporarily put the case on hold while the court as a whole decided how to proceed.

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8 thoughts on “U.S. top court rejects Trump administration bid to halt climate trial

  1. Interesting. Let’s see just how much of a “Rubber Stamp Court” the Supreme Court has become. It may be a useless hope, but perhaps, just perhaps Roberts and a few other may have enough integrity not to simply rubber stamp all Trump wants. Probably a fruitless wish, but there ain’t much else left, ya know.

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    • I think Roberts is very concerned about the partisan image of his court. However, I think he’s prone to keeping the deliberations of his court and the votes of its members secret and shielded from public scrutiny. I also think he’ll act more moderately on less important issues, but go hardcore partisan on the really big issues such as the Mueller investigation. I hope that I’m wrong, though.

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