Featured photo: The plaintiffs in Held v. State of Montana walking and chatting outside the courthouse. (Photo: Robin Loznak)

It will take an extended commitment to community organizing to expand the Held ruling into tangible relief as a vital state constitutional protection for nature.

The 16 child plaintiffs in Held v. State of Montana, the Children’s Trust lawsuit over the meaning of Montana’s state constitutional right to a healthy environment, won an important decision on August 14. But as these things unfortunately go, its significance as more than just a hard-fought, symbolic feel-good ruling remains an open question.

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