Backgrounder: Climate Change Legal Brief

The Sisters of Mercy Institute Leadership Team and the Northeast Community Leadership Team signed onto an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief filed September 5, 2017 with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of 21 youth. The youth, aged 10-21 and from around the country, are suing the United States government to protect their fundamental right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life.