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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Seeks to Limit Court Secrecy

The federal government says that court secrecy is preventing it from protecting consumers. To stop that, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued guidance that urges all judges, plaintiffs, defendants, and lawyers, as well as parties wishing to submit amicus briefs, to ensure that every protective and secrecy order and agreement “specifically allows for disclosure” to the “CPSC and other government public health and safety agencies.”

  • Donald Trump: Not COOL

    After running and winning in large part based on his pledge to “be an aggressive proponent for defending the economic interests of American workers and farmers on the world stage,” Donald Trump has taken one of his first concrete steps on agriculture policy. It is an early gift to multinational corporations at the expense of United States farmers.

Unsealed Remington Documents Posted by Public Justice Show Defective Triggers in Millions of Rifles Could Fire on Their Own

Public Justice has made over 133,000 previously-sealed Remington documents available to the public on a new website, www.remingtondocuments.com. The documents show the company knew for decades the trigger in the Remington Model 700—the most popular bolt-action rifle in America—and a dozen other Remington models could fire when no one pulled it.

This is a Time to Look Forward and Fight, Not a Time to Despair

We, and many others who work for justice, have won some great victories in recent years to begin to make America fairer. But as Roger Baldwin famously stated, no civil rights victory ever stays won. And so it is today – we cannot take any recent steps forward for granted.