Juliana v. United States: The Constitutional Implications of Climate Change

November 14, 2018

Duke Law panelists disuss Juliana v. United States, a case the Supreme Court allowed to proceed in the 9th Circuit, which concerns the constitutional and public trust implications of climate change. Specifically, the youth plaintiffs argue that (1) the United States' actions that have contributed to climate change have unconstitutionally deprived future generations' right to life, liberty, and property; and (2) that the atmosphere is protected by the Public Trust Doctrine.

Co-sponsored by Duke's Environmental Law Society, American Constitution Society, Federalist Society, and Environmental Law and Policy Clinic.

Appearing: Molly Bruce (Student-Duke Law School), moderator; Jedediah Purdy (Duke Law School), Ernest A. Young (Duke Law School) and Ryke Longest (Duke Law School).