The 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is a graduate of Harvard, a Rhodes Scholar, a former Naval Intelligence officer and the first openly gay person to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.
climate civil disobedience
Following three arrests of climate protesters at a Wells Fargo branch in Minnesota, the court's decision could hinge on whether there was a feasible “legal alternative” to civil disobedience in the struggle against climate injustice.
Thousands of climate change campaigners have promised to blockade a major UN climate summit in Paris with what they say will be non-violent direct action on a scale Europe has not seen before.
Environmental direct action will get a big legal test in Massachusetts next week when two men who temporarily blocked 40,000 tons of coal from reaching New England's largest coal-fired power plant stand trial.