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No Ordinary Lawsuit follows 21 young Americans who are suing the United States government in a landmark constitutional case, Juliana v. US. The podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of the trial and bring to life the stories of these young plaintiffs’ fight to reverse the course of climate change. The nonprofit Our Children’s Trust commissioned this podcast to offer the backstory of the plaintiffs and explain the stakes of this legal action.

No Ordinary Lawsuit follows 21 young Americans who are suing the United States government in a landmark constitutional case, Juliana v. US. The podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of the trial and bring to life the stories of these young plaintiffs’ fight to reverse the course of climate change. The nonprofit Our Children’s Trust commissioned this podcast to offer the backstory of the plaintiffs and explain the stakes of this legal action.

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United States

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No Ordinary Lawsuit follows 21 young Americans who are suing the United States government in a landmark constitutional case, Juliana v. US. The podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of the trial and bring to life the stories of these young plaintiffs’ fight to reverse the course of climate change. The nonprofit Our Children’s Trust commissioned this podcast to offer the backstory of the plaintiffs and explain the stakes of this legal action.

Twitter:

@youthvgov

Language:

English

Contact:

4129659096


Episodes

Mini Episode: The Plaintiffs Rally in Portland

7/22/2019
The Juliana plaintiffs, who are suing the federal government for its affirmative actions in causing climate change, traveled to Portland, OR for a hearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In this episode, we go behind the scenes with the plaintiffs, their lawyers, and the Our Children’s Trust staff as they demand action on climate change and fight to get to trial. Find No Ordinary Lawsuit wherever you get your podcasts. #portland #mediacoverage #youthvgov...

Episode 4: Children's Rights

7/16/2019
In the United States, major movements for social change – from civil rights to freedom of expression – have drawn inspiration, participation and momentum from children. The case of Juliana v. U.S., in which 21 young plaintiffs are suing the federal government over its knowing perpetuation of a fossil-fuel driven energy system that causes climate change, is based on the needs and rights of the youngest Americans. The latest episode of No Ordinary Lawsuit explores the legal evolution of...

Duration:00:25:03

Episode 4: Children's Rights

5/31/2019
In the United States, major movements for social change – from civil rights to freedom of expression – have drawn inspiration, participation and momentum from children. The case of Juliana v. U.S., in which 21 young plaintiffs are suing the federal government over its knowing perpetuation of a fossil-fuel driven energy system that causes climate change, is based on the needs and rights of the youngest Americans. The latest episode of No Ordinary Lawsuit explores the legal evolution of...

Duration:00:25:06

Bonus Episode: “Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Emergency”

3/29/2019
With several organizations from the climate movement, Our Children’s Trust hosted an event called “Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Emergency.” The program’s main event included a roundtable discussion with co-counsel for the Juliana v. United States case, Julia Olson, and climate activist and plaintiff Vic Barrett. They shared the stage with 350.org’s Communications Manager, and the Co-Founder of the Sunrise Movement. In this bonus episode, we offer an edited version of that...

Duration:00:46:55

Mini Episode: A Whirlwind Trip to the Nation’s Media Capital

3/21/2019
The 21 young plaintiffs in the case for the planet’s future roll up on New York City, and powerful media outlets take notice. In this episode, we take you with the plaintiffs on their whirlwind trip to New York City, the nation’s media capital. Subscribe to No Ordinary Lawsuit and follow the exhilarating journey as 21 young people sue the federal government, and demand action on climate change. Find it wherever you get your podcasts. #newyorkcity #newyork #mediacoverage #youthvgov...

Episode 3: The Government Knew

2/14/2019
This episode examines what the U.S. government knew - as far back as 1965 - about the potentially catastrophic effects of a fossil fuel-based energy system. We hear from a former policy advisor for president Carter who witnessed how several presidential administrations responded to the threat of climate change. Also, we hear from two young Americans who say they have been harmed by the decisions of past presidents and are suing the U.S. Government’s for it’s promotion and protection of...

Duration:00:27:51

Episode 2: Origin Stories

12/23/2018
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 #sciencematters...

Episode 1: Against All Odds

11/16/2018
Episode 1: Against All Odds 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...

Duration:00:12:19

Update # 2: Their Day Outside Court

10/31/2018
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
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 No...

Duration:00:09:02

No Ordinary Lawsuit (Teaser Trailer)

10/8/2018
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 29,...

Duration:00:01:33