After six years, the legal team secured a groundbreaking settlement that requires the Census Bureau to use a fair method to determine whether the criminal history of an applicant actually justifies his or her rejection from entry-level, temporary jobs.
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.
In a letter to state education officials in all 50 states, a coalition of legal and civil rights advocates says federal law and the U.S. Constitution mandate that schools provide transgender students with equal educational opportunities—which includes providing access to facilities and programs consistent with…
Hundreds of thousands of middle-class American workers will directly benefit from a settlement which has put $78,000,000 back into their retirement accounts—money which, over time, will grow to a much larger amount in the tax-sheltered 401(k) accounts. But under a new bill pending in Congress, a victory such as this one would be rendered virtually impossible.
There’s something the First Amendment does that lawyers tend to forget about. Here in the Ninth Circuit, the First Amendment also grants every member of the public a presumptive right of access to court records—a right that forbids the sealing of court records except in the rarest of circumstances.