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Public Justice

  • 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.

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.

  • Public Justice Announces Opposition to EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

    For the first time in its 35-year history, Public Justice has announced it will officially oppose a cabinet-level nomination. The organization has called on Senators to vote ‘no’ on the nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the Envrionmental Protection Agency.

  • Lessons in Equality

    School bullying has reached alarming levels in America. Every day, countless students go to school in fear of their safety and in an environment where it is difficult, if not impossible, to learn. Similarly, reports of sexual assault and dating violence have skyrocketed in recent years. On college campuses, and in K-12 schools across the country, too many young people feel mistreated, powerless and forgotten. Public Justice is helping young people fight back and making a difference in their lives and the lives of other students, too.

Challenging a Federal Court Decision Shutting the Courthouse Door on Consumers, Because Privacy Invasion Supposedly Wasn’t an “Injury”

In a case called Romero v. Department Stores National Bank, for example, a consumer received literally hundreds of robocalls from the banks that issue Macy’s-branded credit cards, despite the fact that she repeatedly told them to stop calling her. The consumer sued the banks for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act—a statute that prohibits unwanted robocalls to cell phones. But the trial court held that the consumer lacked standing to bring her lawsuit.