One hundred seven law professors, along with the Society of American Law Teachers, filed an amicus brief in the Minnesota v. Johnston et al. case today. The brief was submitted as part of an appeal of the trial court’s order granting the defendants permission to present the necessity defense at trial. Covering topics including the First Amendment, the historical use of the necessity defense, the right to trial by jury, and emerging constitutional theories in climate law, the brief argued that the trial court’s order allowing the necessity defense should be affirmed.
You can read the amicus brief here.