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Of Smoking Guns and Just So Stories

As SCOTUS hearing in City of Baltimore nears, documents old and new raise serious doubts about plaintiffs’ claims  The United States Supreme Court will hear Mayor and City of Baltimore v. BP p.l.c., next Tuesday, the first case in an epidemic of coordinated climate litigation to make it to the Court.  While this “climate nuisance” […]

“Missing Link” Claim Dealt Another Blow: New Emails Show AG Kamala Harris Office Helped Plan La Jolla Climate Litigation Conference

“She was in the vanguard of the new progressive state AGs who use prosecutorial power against opponents. Watch for this in the Harris Administration in 2025, if not sooner.” — Wall Street Journal Editorial, “Getting to Know Kamala Harris”, August 13, 2020 Back in March 2018, Judge Valerie Caproni of the U.S. District Court for […]

Energy Policy Advocates Asks Court to Compel MA AG Healey to Release Records re Bloomberg-Funded Special Assistant AGs

On the same day the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear an important, related case, with local counsel Tim Cornell of Cornell Dolan, P.C., the public interest law firm Government Accountability & Oversight, P.C. (GAO) filed a motion with the Suffolk County Superior Court seeking summary judgment against Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office (OAG), for […]

Bloomberg-Provided Attorneys File Next AG “Climate” Suit in Minnesota

No outside counsel needed, already being provided…in-house Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has launched what documents — both public and some not yet released — show he has been working on with outside parties for quite some time, the next entry in the climate litigation sweepstakes. CLW readers recall how then-AG Sidney Blumenthal confessed that […]

Harvard Law School: In — “Going after climate denialism with a bunch of prosecutors”; Out — Ethical Principle of zealous defense

Harvard Law School students can’t tolerate the idea of allowing a firm to recruit on campus, for the sin of having just crushed an out of control prosecutor in what is — when considering the larger enterprise of which it was a part (chronicled tirelessly here at CLW) — one of the more egregious abuses […]