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In re United States

Pending petition
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Issues: (1) Whether this suit is justiciable under article III; (2) whether this suit should be dismissed for failure to comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 551, et seq.; and (3) whether this suit should be dismissed because there is no right to “a climate system capable of sustaining human life” under the due process clause or a public-trust doctrine.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 18 2018Petition for a writ of mandamus filed. (Response due November 19, 2018)
Oct 18 2018Application (18A410) for a stay, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 19 2018UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants, IT IS ORDERED that discovery and trial in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, in case No. 6:15-cv-01517, are stayed pending receipt of a response, due on or before Wednesday, October 24, 2018, by 3 p.m., and further order of The Chief Justice or of the Court.
Oct 22 2018Response to application from respondents Juliana, Kelsey C. R., et al. filed.
Oct 24 2018Reply of applicants United States, et al. filed.
Nov 02 2018Application (18A410) referred to the Court.
Nov 02 2018Application (18A410) denied without prejudice by the Court. The order heretofore entered by The Chief Justice is vacated. (See order for additional language.) Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch would grant the application.
Nov 19 2018Brief of respondents Kelsey J., et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 23 2018Letter of November 23, 2018, from the Solicitor General filed.
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