SCOTUS Asks Biden Administration to Weigh in On Climate Cases, Again

The U.S. Supreme Court is once again forcing the Biden Administration to get involved with climate litigation. This morning, the Court asked the U.S. Solicitor General for her opinion on a petition appealing Honolulu’s climate lawsuit, which centers upon the merits of the litigation writ large.  

The move, Law360 reports, “suggests a willingness to take a deeper look at the petition.” On an average year, the Supreme Court receives over 8,000 petitions and denies review of about 99% of those cases. Further consideration of the oil companies’ petition shows that SCOTUS recognizes that significant constitutional issues may be at issue in Honolulu’s climate lawsuit.  

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