Washington Court Upholds Climate Necessity Defense

By Katherine Gorell, Cldc.org -

Today climate activists in the U.S. celebrate a crucial victory. Yesterday the Washington Supreme Court denied the State’s petition for review in environmental activist Ken Ward’s case and set a [...]

North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map As Unconstitutional Gerrymander

By Joseph Ax, Reuters.com -

(Reuters) - A North Carolina court on Tuesday struck down the Republican-drawn state legislative map as an illegal partisan gerrymander and gave lawmakers two weeks to enact new district lines [...]

Advocates Will Mobilize To #ReclaimTheCourt On Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Anniversary

By Ally Boguhn, Rewire.news -

Exactly one year after Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Women’s March, Demand Justice, and the Center for Popular Democracy Action plan to mobilize women, survivors, [...]

$10 Million Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Rockwool, Allies

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

A civil complaint was filed yesterday in Circuit Court in Jefferson County, W.Va., alleging that Rockwool Group, one of its employees and former members of the local development authority [...]

Western Coal Takes Another Hit as Appeals Court Rules Against Export Terminal

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

A Washington state appeals court has ruled against a company that wants to build the largest coal export terminal in the country on the Columbia River. The decision could be a fatal blow for a [...]

‘This Illegal And Dangerous Pipeline Must Be Shut Down’: Standing Rock Sioux Renew The Fight Against The DAPL

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

The media may have forgotten the ferocious battle the Standing Rock water protectors fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline but that doesn’t mean that the fight is over. The Standing Rock [...]

Columbia Gas Denied Right To Take Public Land For Potomac Pipeline

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

A federal court judge today denied Columbia Gas the right to move forward with construction of a gas pipeline through public land in Washington County, Md. The ruling is a blow both to Columbia [...]

Standing Rock Asks Court To Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline As Company Plans To Double Capacity

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a judge to throw out a federal permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, arguing that the government shut the tribe out of a court-ordered second [...]

Fighting Back: Six States Sue The EPA Over Its Approval Of Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

Last month the EPA announced that despite urging from the scientific community, it will not ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Now six states are fighting back against the decision. [...]

Julian Assange’s Lawyer Pleads With Australians To Help Bring Him Home

By Cait Kelly, Thenewdaily.com.au -

After Julian Assange’s lawyer failed to drum up political support in Canberra last week, she is now asking the Australian public to help bring him home. London-based human rights lawyer [...]

Judge Denies Chelsea Manning A Hearing, Insists Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Fines Are Not Punishment

By Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof.com -

A federal judge denied Chelsea Manning’s motion to reconsider fines imposed against her for refusing to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. He also undermined due process and [...]

US Federal Court Exposes Democratic Party Conspiracy Against Assange And WikiLeaks

In a ruling published late Tuesday, Judge John Koeltl of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York delivered a devastating blow to the US-led conspiracy against WikiLeaks [...]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Net Neutrality Decision

By Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Benton.org -

Every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10 am (Eastern), scores of journalists, activists, and lawyers stare at the website of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s “Opinions” page, [...]

US Leaders Can Now Be Prosecuted For Illegal War

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout.org -

War is gathering around the world, and autocratic leaders are undermining the legal checks on their discretion to launch attacks abroad. With the rule of law under threat, the International [...]

Court Tosses Another Crucial Permit For Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By Staff, Sierraclub.org -

RICHMOND, Va. -- Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a permit that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) needs to continue construction. A three-judge panel vacated the United States [...]