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Heaven, Hell and The U.S. Chamber: 13 Years of Anti-Judicial Propaganda

Photo via Judit Klein on Flickr By Arthur BryantChairman The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform just released the latest version of the propaganda piece it started publishing in 2002. Entitled 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, the report summarizes the answers…

Let’s Make Sure Class Actions Can Still Do Their Job

Image by Grant Hutchinson via Flickr  By Leah NichollsStaff Attorney  Here at Public Justice, we see class actions as an important tool for righting wrongs and holding the powerful accountable. As part of our efforts to promote and protect class actions, we’re working to make sure…

Will Congress Act to Protect All Big Ag Whistleblowers?

Photo via Steven Depolo on Flickr By David MuraskinFood Safety & Health Attorney Congress is poised to pass into law a bill that will provide unique protections for industrial agricultural companies to hide their harms to consumers, competition, and workers. The Senate recently passed S….

The Chamber of Commerce’s “Chicken Little” Games

by Leah M. NichollsStaff Attorney The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a long and troubling history of trying to keep cases out of court, and they’re particularly vicious when it comes to fighting certification of class action suits. Much like Chicken Little, the Chamber proclaims…

Stopping Government Poisoning of Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Site

Image via Tobin on Flickr By Richard Webster  Staff Attorney, Environmental Enforcement Project All too often, industry tries to play a divide and conquer strategy by accusing environmental organizations of putting green interests ahead of those of workers. However, at Public Justice, we strongly believe…

The Mead Generation

It is one of the most frequently used quotes to describe the efforts of citizens, movements and determined individuals to impact change. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “indeed, it’s the only thing…

New Book Explores Precedent Setting Public Justice Case

On June 1st, 1981 two political activists, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, were murdered in their union hall in Seattle. Ten years later a federal court found Ferdinand Marcos, the former dictator of the Philippines, liable for the murders. Led by two courageous women, Terri…