For the fourth time, the Trump administration is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to order dismissal of a youth-led climate case that could go to trial in Eugene.
Government attorneys filed an emergency motion with the appeals court late Monday. A spokesman for the Department of Justice indicated to The Register-Guard last Friday that the government would continue trying to keep the case from going to trial.
A trial had been scheduled to begin in Eugene on Oct. 29 but was postponed after the Supreme Court suspended proceedings while it reviewed materials related to the case. The stay was lifted Friday, when the Supreme Court rejected a government appeal but noted in an order that attorneys for the Trump administration could seek relief from the 9th Circuit.
Wyn Hornbuckle, a Department of Justice spokesman, said Friday that the government was “pleased that (the Supreme Court order) sets a path for the Justice Department to continue efforts toward dismissal of this improper case.”
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