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Public Justice

  • Champions of Change

    America’s Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other critical environmental laws are only as good as their enforcement. Lax enforcement coupled with corporate greed and negligence expose land, air, water and people to damage and destruction. For decades, Public Justice has stepped up whenever government agencies step back from their obligations to keep America’s communities clean and safe.

Reflections on Public Justice at 35

In the below video marking Public Justice’s 35th Anniversary, board members, staff, and supporters of Public Justice share why they are a part of our organization, what makes Public Justice special, and their excitement for what comes next.

  • Justice Works

    A recent study from Intuit predicted that 40% of Americans will be classified as “independent contractors,” or other freelance occupations, by 2020. As a result, from Uber drivers to the truck drivers that move our economy forward, more and more workers will have fewer and…

Justice For My Dad

In 2009, my father, Rafael Solis, Sr., died at the hands and feet of jailers in Webb County, Texas who were entrusted with his care. For the past 8 years, my family has waited for justice, and for those on whose watch my father died to be held accountable.

Will Congress Give Abusive Nursing Homes a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card?

A group of lawmakers wants to hand the nursing home industry a get-out-of-jail free card, in the form of HR 1215. The bill, which is deceptively titled the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” would cap the amount of “non-economic” damages a victim could obtain from a nursing home in a lawsuit at just $250,000 per case, no matter how many victims were hurt or how many people (or corporations) are responsible.