Ann Carlson, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, was interviewed on CBS’s 60 Minutes about a groundbreaking climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, filed in 2015 by 21 kids and young adults. The lawsuit argues that the United States government’s use of fossil fuels violates their constitutional rights to life, liberty and prosperity. The United States Supreme Court has rejected two motions by the United States government to delay or dismiss the case. In the segment, Carlson provides legal analysis on the case and explains how, due to its compelling nature, the lawsuit has withstood such motions.
The lawsuit continues to make its way through the courts with the next oral arguments are scheduled for June in Portland, OR.
Watch the full segment at CBS News.