Environmental Justice Bill

Last week, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice organized a program titled, “Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: Threats and Opportunities,” featuring a keynote address by U.S. Senator Cory Booker at the ABA's Washington, D.C. office. The event was co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, Beveridge & Diamond, and ABA Section on Environment, …

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Necessity Defense in “Valve Turners” #ShutItDown Case

A precedent-setting case in Minnesota is setting the stage for an epic legal fight for climate change. Common Dreams reported earlier about "Victory for 'Valve Turners' as Judge Allows 'Necessity Defense' for Climate Trial." In a decision that is being called "groundbreaking" and "precedent-setting," a district court judge in Minnesota has ruled that he will …

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