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Income Inequality and Access to Justice: Len Schroeter Got it Years Ago

By Arthur BryantChairman Justice lost a great advocate and friend late last month, Len Schroeter. Len was brilliant, passionate, warm, complex, constitutionally resistant to authority (in both senses of the word), and totally committed to justice for all. The Seattle Times obituary only begins to…

Top Three Wage-Law Violators Are Fast Food Franchises

Thomas Hawk via photopin cc By Sarah Belton Cartwright-Baron Attorney Subway, McDonald’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts. Each company sells fast food to the public. Each company is doing well financially. And, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor analyzed by CNN Money, they represent…

Phonathon Volunteers Use Friendly Competition to Boost Fundraising

By Aidan O’Shea Communications Specialist Together, the two teams of volunteers in this year’s competitive Public Justice Phonathon May 1, the “Rustlers” and the “Rangers”, competed to raise $407,295 and recruited or renewed 285 members, far outpacing their combined goal of $325,000 and 120 new…

F. Paul Bland, Jr., Named Executive Director of Public Justice

Bland Succeeds Arthur H. Bryant, named Public Justice’s Chairman Washington, DC – Public Justice Foundation’s Board of Directors has unanimously appointed F. Paul Bland, Jr. the new Executive Director of Public Justice. “This organization has successfully been doing public justice for more than 30 years and…

Stolen Wages: Coming to a Workplace Near You

photo credit: WisconsinJobsNow via photopin cc By Vicky Ni Senior Attorney What do fast-food workers and high-tech workers have in common? Neither have any bargaining power in their workplaces or in their industry, as Pandodaily’s Mark Ames has recently observed. Both have wages stolen from…

  • Winning the Fight to Protect Citizens from Sewage Sludge

    By Jim Hecker Director, Environmental Enforcement Project A Pennsylvania appeals court has revived a nuisance lawsuit by 34 Pennsylvania residents who claim that the spread of 23 million pounds of sewage sludge on a neighboring farm created a repulsive, nauseating stench similar to that of a…