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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  • 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

After Trump, Legal Group Eyes Countering State-Level ‘Abuses of Power’

The National Law Journal / June 28, 2021

Garcia: San Antonio legislative aide takes a stand against Abbott’s defunding veto

San Antonio Express-News / June 30, 2021

Democrats ask Texas Supreme Court to override Abbott veto

The Hill / June 25, 2021

Democrats sue Texas governor over vetoing pay after walkout

ABC News / June 25, 2021

Texas House Democrats and legislative staffers take Gov. Greg Abbott to court for defunding Legislature

The Texas Tribune / June 25, 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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