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  • Education
  • Health Care

Amplifying Science in the Courts to Protect Children’s Health

On behalf of leading medical professionals, we’re urging courts across the country to follow the law and science to protect children’s health.

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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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  • Corruption
  • Labor

Texas Lawmakers, Public Servants, TX AFL-CIO et al. v. State of Texas

Fighting to stop Texas Gov. Abbott’s unconstitutional act to defund the separate and coequal Legislative Branch on behalf of state workers and the Texas AFL-CIO, and alongside a coalition of legislators and caucuses.

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The Latest

Federal judge orders Knox County Schools to implement mask policy with no opt-out

Knox News / September 24, 2021

Tax Law Professors Aid Maryland in Digital Ad Tax Suit

Taxnotes / September 22, 2021

Masks still required for Shelby County students as judge continues block of Gov. Lee’s opt-out order

Commercial Appeal / September 17, 2021

Maryland Digital Tax Does Not Violate ITFA, Tax Profs Say

Law360 / September 21, 2021

Teacher, doctors join federal suit against Lee’s mask opt-out order as state digs in

Memphis Commercial Appeal / September 10, 2021
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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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