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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).

 

 


Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.