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Public Justice

Leading the Fight Against “Ag Gag” Laws

In recent years, more and more state legislatures have – at the urging of lobbyists representing factory farm operations and industrial food producers – taken up “Ag Gag” laws that essentially shroud the operations of these mega-farms in secrecy and make holding them accountable difficult, if not impossible. At Public Justice, we believe everyone has the right to know where their food came from, how it was produced and the health and environmental ramifications of the factory farm industry’s operations. That’s why our Food Project has led the way in challenging these laws in court.

Taking on Congress to Preserve Class Actions

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 985, the so-called “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act.” This sweeping legislation would make it virtually impossible to bring a class action lawsuit, effectively locking the courthouse doors to millions of Americans. The final vote in the House represented a very narrow victory (220 – 201), setting the stage for a real battle in the United States Senate.

Taking on Trump: Where We Stand

The Trump Administration and lawmakers in Congress have proposed dangerous nominees, and alarming policies, that would roll back progress on consumer protection, civil rights, fighting climate change and access to the courts. Here’s how Public Justice is responding.

  • Field Work

    Public Justice’s Food Project takes a multifaceted approach to support a more sustainable, honest, humane and safe food system. In our lawsuits, we represent farmers, rural communities, consumers, and workers who share our vision.

Transgender Rights – From Trump Tower to America’s Schools

President Trump, who appointed Jeff Sessions to lead the Justice Department, once famously said that Caitlyn Jenner – the Olympic gold medalist who recently came out as transgender – is welcome to use the women’s restroom at Trump Tower. That same standard of acceptance should apply to all transgender people, whether they are an Olympic champion, like Jenner, or a transgender student, like Gavin Grimm. Every person in this country should be able to live their lives, without fear of discrimination.