U.S. Justice Department Claims Oregon Climate Lawsuit Distinct from Montana Case, Despite Similar Youth-Led Legal Efforts

WASHINGTON — In a significant legal battle spanning nearly a decade, a group of young Oregon plaintiffs has encountered a setback in their fight against the U.S. government over climate change. Officials from the Usc Justice Department have recently stated that a notable legal victory in Montana will not influence the Oregon youth climate lawsuit, which contends that federal inaction on climate change violates their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. The case, known as Juliana v. United the USA, was initiated in 2015 when the plaintiffs, then aged between 8 and 18, sued … Read more

Federal Judge Delays Corruption Trial for Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Amid Supreme Court’s Pending Ruling on A Similar Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s corruption trial has been postponed as the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a similar case in Indiana. The trial, originally scheduled for April, has been rescheduled to begin on October 8, according to U.S. District Judge John Blakey. He warned prosecutors that proceeding with the trial before the Supreme Court’s ruling could result in a retrial. Madigan, seated at the defense table, consented to the delay. Madigan is one of several individuals facing public corruption charges in Chicago who have requested that their cases be put on … Read more