Featured Lawsuits
  • Labor

AFT, AFSCME, WSNA, UNAC v. OSHA, Department of Labor

Challenging the Trump administration’s failure to act on workplace infectious disease protections for healthcare professionals.

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  • Civil Rights

California Tribal Families Coalition, et al. v. Azar

Fighting the Trump administration’s failure to count vulnerable foster youth on behalf of a coalition of Tribal governments, LGBTQ+ advocates, and foster youth organizations.

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  • Energy and Environment

Conservation Law Foundation, Surfrider Foundation v. Barr, DOJ, EPA et al.

Fighting DOJ’s unlawful termination of a long-standing policy encouraging violators to address harmful pollution with on-the-ground projects.

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Lawsuit Argues ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ Could Invalidate Thousands Of Health Rules

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45 Ways We Stopped Abuses of Power And Defended Democracy

Over the course of its long four years in power, the 45th administration presented extraordinary challenges to the rule of law and sound policymaking. There certainly was a lot to do — and we’ve gotten a lot done.

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