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The Largest Manmade Earthquake in History

It’s now official. Seismologists have just announced that Saturday’s earthquake was the strongest ever felt in Oklahoma. The 5.6-magnitude quake struck early Saturday morning, rattling Pawnee, Oklahoma and the surrounding area. If this weekend’s quake is directly linked to fracking in the state – as we believe it will be – it will also go down in the record books as the largest manmade earthquake in history.

Justice for Rafael: An Update

A court has now cleared the way for a trial to finally begin, more than 7 years after Rafael Solis died while being held in the Webb County, Texas jail. Every excuse, tactic and legal argument the jailors’ attorneys have used to delay the case have now been rejected. And Rafael’s family is closer than ever to getting their day in court.

  • New 2016-2017 Public Justice Board Members

    Public Justice’s Board of Directors is charged with helping to guide the organization’s litigation, advocacy, fundraising, communications, and operations. It is composed largely of litigators from across the United States who serve the public interest through their own innovative and diverse practices. In addition to…

  • Change Maker: Public Justice’s “Yakima Dairy” Cases

    Public Justice’s 2016 Change Maker award was presented to the team behind our “Yakima Dairy” dairy cases, which resulted in a landmark settlement announced in May 2015. As part of the settlement, four Washington State dairies agreed to implement sweeping changes in their operations following…

  • Breaking Through Power: Public Justice & What We Do

    Last month, Executive Director Paul Bland spoke at Breaking Through Power, a conference organized by consumer advocate Ralph Nader that brought together dozens of voices in the movement to improve civic mobilization and democratic integrity. Paul speaks about our work fighting injustices like forced arbitration…