10 episodes

No Ordinary Lawsuit follows 21 young Americans who are suing the United States government in a landmark constitutional case, Juliana v. US. The podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of the trial and bring to life the stories of these young plaintiffs’ fight to reverse the course of climate change. The nonprofit Our Children’s Trust commissioned this podcast to offer the backstory of the plaintiffs and explain the stakes of this legal action.

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No Ordinary Lawsuit follows 21 young Americans who are suing the United States government in a landmark constitutional case, Juliana v. US. The podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of the trial and bring to life the stories of these young plaintiffs’ fight to reverse the course of climate change. The nonprofit Our Children’s Trust commissioned this podcast to offer the backstory of the plaintiffs and explain the stakes of this legal action.

    Mini Episode: The Plaintiffs Rally in Portland

    Mini Episode: The Plaintiffs Rally in Portland

    The Juliana plaintiffs, who are suing the federal government for its affirmative actions in causing climate change, traveled to Portland, OR for a hearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In this episode, we go behind the scenes with the plaintiffs, their lawyers, and the Our Children’s Trust staff as they demand action on climate change and fight to get to trial. Find No Ordinary Lawsuit wherever you get your podcasts.

    #portland #mediacoverage #youthvgov #TrialoftheCentury #SeeYouInCourt #climatechange #civilrights #environment #climate #youth #activism #youthactivism #sciencematters #trial #lawsuit

    Follow the lawsuit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @youthvgov
    For more information visit: noordinarylawsuit.org

    Episode 4: Children's Rights

    Episode 4: Children's Rights

    In the United States, major movements for social change – from civil rights to freedom of expression – have drawn inspiration, participation and momentum from children. The case of Juliana v. U.S., in which 21 young plaintiffs are suing the federal government over its knowing perpetuation of a fossil-fuel driven energy system that causes climate change, is based on the needs and rights of the youngest Americans. The latest episode of No Ordinary Lawsuit explores the legal evolution of children’s rights in the context of this case and those that came before. Listen, rate and share, wherever you get your podcasts.
    #hurricanesandy #childrensrights #youthvgov #TrialoftheCentury #SeeYouInCourt #climatechange #civilrights #environment #climate #youth #activism #youthactivism #sciencematters #trial #lawsuit
    Follow the lawsuit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @youthvgov
    For more information visit: noordinarylawsuit.org

    Bonus Episode: “Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Emergency”

    Bonus Episode: “Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Emergency”

    With several organizations from the climate movement, Our Children’s Trust hosted an event called “Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Emergency.” The program’s main event included a roundtable discussion with co-counsel for the Juliana v. United States case, Julia Olson, and climate activist and plaintiff Vic Barrett. They shared the stage with 350.org’s Communications Manager, and the Co-Founder of the Sunrise Movement. In this bonus episode, we offer an edited version of that roundtable discussion.

    Many thanks to the co-sponsors, the New York Society for Ethical Culture and 350 NYC.

    Partners: www.350.org, NYC Grassroots Alliance, People's Climate Movement NY, 350 Brooklyn, Climate Psychology Association U.S., www.GreenOwls.org, Zero Hour NYC, Sunrise NYC, and more.

    No Ordinary Lawsuit offers the inside story of a constitutional lawsuit over the future of the planet. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.  

    #GovernmentKnew #youthvgov #TrialoftheCentury #SeeYouInCourt #climatechange #civilrights #environment #climate #youth #activism #youthactivism #sciencematters #trial #lawsuit 

    Follow the lawsuit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @youthvgov

    For more information visit: noordinarylawsuit.org

    Mini Episode: A Whirlwind Trip to the Nation’s Media Capital

    Mini Episode: A Whirlwind Trip to the Nation’s Media Capital

    The 21 young plaintiffs in the case for the planet’s future roll up on New York City, and powerful media outlets take notice. In this episode, we take you with the plaintiffs on their whirlwind trip to New York City, the nation’s media capital. Subscribe to No Ordinary Lawsuit and follow the exhilarating journey as 21 young people sue the federal government, and demand action on climate change. Find it wherever you get your podcasts.

    #newyorkcity #newyork #mediacoverage #youthvgov #TrialoftheCentury #SeeYouInCourt #climatechange #civilrights #environment #climate #youth #activism #youthactivism #sciencematters #trial #lawsuit
    Follow the lawsuit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @youthvgov
    For more information visit: noordinarylawsuit.org

    Episode 3: The Government Knew

    Episode 3: The Government Knew

    This episode examines what the U.S. government knew - as far back as 1965 - about the potentially catastrophic effects of a fossil fuel-based energy system. We hear from a former policy advisor for president Carter who witnessed how several presidential administrations responded to the threat of climate change. Also, we hear from two young Americans who say they have been harmed by the decisions of past presidents and are suing the U.S. Government’s for it’s promotion and protection of fossil fuels.

    No Ordinary Lawsuit offers the inside story of a constitutional lawsuit over the future of the planet. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

    Episode 2: Origin Stories

    Episode 2: Origin Stories

    Episode 2: Origin Stories

    This episode reflects on the pivotal moments that helped spark the constitutional case, Juliana v. United States. We talk to a teen from Alaska about his journey to become a plaintiff and to the legal minds that helped to launch this case. Subscribe and stay with us as we continue to tell the story of this landmark lawsuit.

    #youthvgov #TrialoftheCentury #SeeYouInCourt #climatechange #civilrights #environment #climate #youth #activism #youthactivism #sciencematters #trial #lawsuit

    Follow the lawsuit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @youthvgov

    For more information visit: noordinarylawsuit.org

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

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Yaaaay!

Hi I’m Josie and I love this! CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE NOW AND WE KIDS AS CITIZENS OF AMERICA WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE LAW!!!!!!!!❤️🌍

thalleus sendaris ,

Please win, guys, u can do this!👍👈✊🤟

This podcast has a good reason to be made and is incredible. I found it through the show “becoming Mother Nature”, these kids are really cool, and there isn’t enough time for more kids to grow up before something really bad happens 🥀🌵🍂. So they are our best hope. Keep up the work, and please WIN!!!!!!!!!🥳🥳🥳🥳😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁☘️🍀🍄🌹🌷💐🌸🌾🌺🌎🌞🌚🌎🌍🌏

star gazer!!!0530 ,

So good

I hope they win!!! Good luck 🍀

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