Habig, a lawyer by training and involved in local and state government for most of the past decade, discusses civil rights in schools, as well as chronic absence and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Today, the nonpartisan Public Rights Project announced that it is launching its fellowship program in Oakland. The program will place a full-time legal fellow in the City Attorney’s Office to help with lawsuits to safeguard the rights of Oakland’s diverse communities, including communities of color, women, immigrants and low-income residents.
“States and cities have long been at the front lines of protecting their communities from predatory practices and financial fraud,” Pearl said. “With the CFPB withdrawing from this space, the role of state and local governments is more important than ever."
A lawyer on the CFPB’s enforcement command staff is preparing to leave the agency to join the California-based Public Rights Project in February as legal director.
The Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and the Oakland-based Public Rights Project filed a 63-page defense of the 2017 Gary ordinance Bopp claims violates Indiana's 2011 prohibition on sanctuary cities.
Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the Oakland-based Public Rights Project will represent the city and defend its ordinance.
Nearly 25 million employees lost their day in court when the U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems v. Lewis gutted the ability of American workers to stand up for themselves when their rights are threatened by their employers.
In the end, it’s the cities and states that will pick and win the important fights against the exclusionary policies represented by this administration.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's Office will be one of two inaugural participants in Public Rights Project's newly launched Fellowship program.
Magistrate Judge Nanette Raduenz has granted several motions to allow attorneys from outside the state to be heard in the case, which includes attorneys from the Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the Oakland-based Public Rights Project, organizations that recently filed motions defending Gary's ordinance.
Public Rights Project President & Founder Jill Habig is a recipient of the 2018 Open Society Foundations’ Leadership in Government Fellowship, an initiative supporting seasoned public servants chosen from the senior ranks of federal, state and local government who have advanced economic and social justice.
Facing lawsuit by Citizens United architect Jim Bopp, city engages Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the Public Rights Project to fight back