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Public Justice Joins the Battle Against Big Tobacco

By Leslie Brueckner Senior Attorney For decades, tobacco companies avoided paying any damages to their victims by arguing that consumers assumed the risk of cancer when they decided to smoke cigarettes. That argument went up in smoke when it was discovered that cigarette companies consciously manipulated…

Remembering Mike McIntosh: The Earth Loses a Great Champion

BY Arthur BryantChairman The Earth lost one of its most dedicated, generous and creative advocates on May 7: Michael McIntosh passed away. Mike’s significance and accomplishments are difficult to overstate. Public Justice, its Environmental Enforcement Project, and many of the leading environmental organizations in the…

Settlement with Factory Farm to Ensure Clean Water for Washington Community

An image from the Ericksen Report, submitted by the plaintiffs in this case.  Public Justice and its allies today secured settlements with four industrial mega-dairies in rural Washington responsible for contaminating groundwater. The settlement will ensure clean drinking water for the surrounding community. Four Washington…

Read Paul Bland’s Huffington Post Column on States’ Rights Hypocrisy

Photo via Gerladbrazell on Flickr Talk about cognitive dissonance. On the home page of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA)’s home page is a video talking about the importance of “states’ rights.” The Attorney General of Georgia even opines in the same piece that expansion…

Morris Dees: With Justice for All in a Changing America

By Arthur BryantChairman The 2015 Dean A. Robb Public Interest Lecture at Wayne State University Law School by Morris Dees, held April 13, was our most successful yet. Adding to the evening’s excitement were the introductory remarks by a Public Justice Founder and past president,…

CFPB’s Proposed Payday Lending Rules: A Big Step in the Right Direction

Photo via Scurzuzu on Flickr By Sarah BeltonCartwright-Baron Attorney  Reckoning day for payday lenders has finally arrived. To quote President Obama’s prepared remarks for his speech in Birmingham, Ala., “if you’re making a profit by trapping hard-working Americans in a vicious cycle of debt, then you…