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Episode 2: Origin Stories

12/23/2018
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Episode 2: Origin Stories This episode reflects on the pivotal moments that helped spark the constitutional case, Juliana v. United States. We talk to a teen from Alaska about his journey to become a plaintiff and to the legal minds that helped to launch this case. Subscribe and stay with us as we continue to tell the story of this landmark lawsuit. #youthvgov #TrialoftheCentury #SeeYouInCourt #climatechange #civilrights #environment #climate #youth #activism #youthactivism...

Episode 1: Against All Odds

11/16/2018
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The 21 young plaintiffs in the lawsuit Juliana v. United States say climate change is the greatest threat to their lives. They allege the U.S. government has deprived them of their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by promoting a fossil fuel-driven energy system it’s known for decades would accelerate the effects of climate change. No Ordinary Lawsuit tells the inside story of this unusual case and the people, arguments and legal strategies behind it. Listen and...

Duration:00:12:19

Update # 2: Their Day Outside Court

10/31/2018
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What if you waited years for something big to happen...and then, it didn’t? The youth plaintiffs in a lawsuit over their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property expected to be in court by now. After the U.S. Supreme Court delayed their trial, they are refusing to let the government silence them. Listen for more about their persistence on No Ordinary Lawsuit, wherever you get your podcasts. Stay tuned for further updates and episodes from the No Ordinary Lawsuit...

Duration:00:05:05

Update # 1: Juliana v. United States Case Halted on the Eve of Trial

10/23/2018
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Less than two weeks before its trial date, a landmark constitutional case about climate change skidded to a halt, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 21 young plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States sued the federal government in 2015 claiming that it is knowingly endangering their rights to life, liberty and property by promoting a fossil fuel-driven economy. They hope that the halt is short-lived. Their attorneys and one of the plaintiffs in the case respond to the trial delay in...

Duration:00:09:02

No Ordinary Lawsuit (Teaser Trailer)

10/8/2018
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Imagine suing your government because your future and your freedom depended on it. That’s what Kelsey Juliana and 20 other young Americans are doing. Their lawsuit, Juliana v. US, alleges that the United States government is violating their constitutional rights and threatening their futures by perpetuating the nation’s fossil fuel energy system and knowingly causing climate change for over 50 years. Subscribe and stay connected to this feed that will follow the trial starting on October...

Duration:00:01:33