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Access to Justice at Stake with Federal Rules Changes

Image via Touro Law Review By Arthur Bryant Public Justice Chairman The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure matter. They can determine who wins and who loses. And they have been changing in the wrong direction for some time.  Now, proposed rule changes are moving forward and…

Climate Change – We Need More than Obama’s Latest Initiative

photo credit: Jim.Richmond via photopin cc Obama initiative one arrow in the quiver needed to battle climate change and pollution By Richard Webster, Staff Attorney, Environmental Enforcement Project and Jim Hecker, Director, Environmental Enforcement Project The Obama Administration’s initiative on climate change, that was finally…

Justice for Family of Florida Man Killed by Excessive Police Force

A federal jury has returned $2.3 Million in restitution to the family of Joshua Salvato, an unarmed man killed by members of the Marion County, Fla. Sheriff’s Department. The jury found that Deputy Lauren Miley used excessive force against Salvato, that Deputy Norman Brown willfully…

Collective Actions in Court: Exactly What the Financial Industry Asked For

photo credit: DragonFlyEye via photopin cc By Leah Nicholls Kazan-Budd Attorney Financial institutions have reaped enormous benefits from creating their own system of private law, and the least they can do is follow their rules and allow their employees to respond collectively when they have…

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…