Public Justice

The people of Pittsburgh vs. a giant corporate enterprise

By Claire Prestel, Staff Attorney Pittsburgh is a great city with a beautiful natural setting, vibrant neighborhoods, and an energetic and dedicated mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, who earned a lot of local respect early on by briefly changing his name to Steelerstahl before the 2009 Ravens-Steelers…

It’s now a little harder to access public records

By Leah Nicholls, Kazan-Budd Attorney Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held, unanimously, that states can limit access to their public records to citizens of that state. The case was McBurney v. Young, and it challenged a provision of Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act providing…

Supreme Court breaks the rules to cut classes

By Arthur Bryant, Executive Director In high school, I knew classmates who broke the rules to cut classes. Unfortunately, five members of the U.S Supreme Court just did the same thing. After briefing and argument were complete in Comcast v. Behrend and Genesis Healthcare Corp….

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