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Consider the costs

By Victoria Ni, Senior Attorney I am not a vegetarian. Nor do I have plans to become one. But our Food Safety & Health Project, which tries to expose the true costs of the modern industrial food complex on animals, workers, and the environment, has…

After 40th anniversary of Title IX, the fight still continues

by Amy Radon, Staff Attorney I felt lost as an incoming freshman at Arizona State University, which at the time was the second largest university in the United States with an enrollment of over 50,000 students. Coming from a high school where my graduating class…

Preventing further stream pollution from coal

By Jim Hecker, Environmental Enforcement Project Director As you drive into Charleston, West Virginia, on Interstate 64, there used to be a billboard that read, “YES, COAL” and below that, “Clean, Carbon-Neutral Coal.” It was paid for by a company that supplies equipment to coal…

Unanswered questions remain after CAFA decision in Supreme Court

By Victoria Ni, Senior Attorney The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its first-ever decision interpreting the 2005 Class Action Fairness Act. Yesterday’s 9-0 ruling held that courts should disregard written promises by plaintiffs who are trying to represent a class in state court that the…