Harvard Students Lack Standing To Challenge Endowment Investments
Court says they have no special interest beyond general public, rejects claim of investing in abnormally dangerous activities
A trial court in Massachusetts has granted motions from Harvard University and the state Attorney General dismissing a claim by University students that Harvard University divest its investments in fossil fuels. The Court has rejected an array of creative arguments by students who claimed a special personal interest in the questions. ( Harvard Climate Justice Coalition v. President and Fellows of Harvard College , Superior Ct., Suffolk Co.,MA, No. SUCV201403620H, 3/17/15. ) The claims were brought by seven undergraduate, graduate and law students, along with “Future Generations” and an unincorporated association involved with environmental issues to which the seven and other students belong...
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