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

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-45

5 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2011  

James May

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

May, James, Recent Developments at the Juncture of the Political Question Doctrine and Climate Litigation Law (April 1, 2011). Constitutional Law Committee Newsletter (ABA), Vol. 7, No. 2, April 2011; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-45. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1937863

James May (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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