“Judge tosses global warming lawsuit against car makers”

by Walter Olson on September 18, 2007

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). (Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 18)(cross-posted from Point of Law).

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1 Richard Nieporent 09.18.07 at 5:39 pm

Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming. Two sane decisions in one day and moreover the Rachel Corrie-Caterpillar decision was by the Ninth Circuit Court no less.

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