August Meeting: Nuclear Zero Lawsuits Update

nuclearzero_lawsuits_black_red_logoDr. Dodge will update us on the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits

Sunday,  August 3,  2014

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Topping Room, E.P. Foster Library

Historic lawsuits were filed on April 24 against the U.S. and the 8 other Nuclear Weapons States of the world to meet their treaty obligations to disarm.  The Republic of the Marshall Islands has taken action in the International Court of Justice and in U.S. Federal District Court to compel the nuclear weapons nations to comply with their obligations, under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and customary international law, and begin negotiations for nuclear zero.

On May 29, 2014, the U. S.  government filed the required Notice of Appearance with the United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.   Three lawyers were named who will be defending the United States in the case. They are:

  • Stuart F. Delery, Assistant Attorney General
  • Anthony J. Coppolino, Deputy Branch Director
  • Eric R. Womack, U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney

This filing demonstrates that the United States will indeed be appearing to defend itself and its agencies in court in this unprecedented lawsuit.

For more information on the Nuclear Zero lawsuits, or
If you would like to express your support for the courageous nation seeking to compel the nuclear weapon nations to fulfill their moral duty and legal obligation to begin negotiations for  nuclear disarmament go to

Read  The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits: Who Will Speak for the People?  by Jody Williams and Bob Dodge.   The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists comment on the lawsuit:

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