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"Judge tosses global warming lawsuit against car makers"



A major rebuke for former California AG Bill Lockyer and his successor, Jerry Brown, as well: "A federal judge in San Francisco today threw out a lawsuit filed by the state Attorney General's office against the six largest automakers in what had been billed as a novel attempt to hold the companies financially liable for global warming. ... U.S. District Judge Martin Jenkins said it would be inappropriate for the court to wade into issues pertaining to interstate commerce and foreign policy - matters that should be left to the political branches of government." The judge's order can be found here (PDF).

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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