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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.
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.