Recent Developments at the Juncture of the Political Question Doctrine and Climate Litigation Law
Constitutional Law Committee Newsletter (ABA), Vol. 7, No. 2, April 2011
5 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2011
Date Written: April 1, 2011
This short essay does three things. First, it provides a primer on the most recent case developments at the juncture of the climate litigation and the political question doctrine. Second, it hazards some discussion about how the Supreme Court might engage the political question issue in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co., Civ. Action No. 10-174. It ends with some concluding thoughts about the impact that litigation has on climate policy.
Keywords: climate change, environmental law, constitutional law, political question doctrine
JEL Classification: K32
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