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Public Justice’s Jim Hecker Testifies in Support of Proposed Stream Pollution Rule

Public Justice Environmental Enforcement Project Director Jim Hecker told a Senate committee yesterday that current federal rules governing stream pollution due to mountaintop removal mining are outdated and must be replaced by rules that “incorporate the best available science” and would successfully prevent “serious, persistent…

CFPB Proposes Barring Arbitration Clauses that Stop Class Actions

photo credit: plastic please via photopin (license) Potential change would open courthouse doors to tens of millions stripped of right to sue By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist On Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules designed to prevent consumer financial companies from barring consumers’ ability to file, or join, a…

Public Justice Challenging Constitutionality of Wyoming Data Censorship Laws

Image via Ian Crowther on Flickr Laws Challenged on First Amendment, Equal Protection Grounds By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist Public Justice and its allies filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging the constitutionality of Wyoming laws that made it illegal for citizens to collect data about the state’s…

Brad Moore Becomes Public Justice President

Public Justice President Brad Moore Speaking at the 2015 Public Justice Gala in Montreal. “I was meant to be a part of this place.” That’s how Brad Moore, the newly elected President of the Public Justice Foundation, described the natural fit he sees between his work…

Rosa Moreno Receives 2015 Illuminating Injustice Award

Rosa Moreno, a woman from Mexico who lost her hands while manufacturing LG televisions, then was denied an opportunity to sue LG due to a technicality, received Public Justice’s Illuminating Injustice Award on Monday. Moreno lost both her hands when the metal press she was…

New York School District Settles Anti-Semitic Bullying Case

Graffiti photographed by security at Pine Bush High School. A New York state school district has agreed to sweeping changes that will protect children from systemic harassment and bullying, as part of a settlement with five current and former students who suffered virulent anti-Semitic harassment…