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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…

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…