On June 4, 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of baker Jack Phillips, Petitioner in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et. al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et. al. in a 7-2 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. The Court’s holding in the case was narrow, based on perceived bias in the adjudication process at […]
Staff attorney Michael Churchill will be honored by Education Voters of Pennsylvania at a celebratory reception on June 21st, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Greenberg Traurig LLP. For more than three decades, Michael Churchill has fought for high quality public education for all Pennsylvania children. He has led and continues to lead the Public Interest Law […]
The Public Interest Law Center is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, Leigh Ann Buziak and Kartik Patel. Both were elected by the board at their annual meeting in May. Leigh Ann Buziak is a partner at Blank Rome LLP. She concentrates her practice in the area of complex commercial litigation […]
In appreciation of our work securing a fair and constitutional congressional district map for the state of Pennsylvania, the Public Interest Law Center has been awarded the Common Cause Pennsylvania Democracy Defender Award. We are honored to be recognized along with our redistricting lawsuit plaintiffs, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and 18 voters […]
The Public Interest Law Center seeks proposals from consultants with CFRE (certified fund raising executive) designation assess the organization’s capacity to implement a 50th anniversary fundraising campaign for growth.
The Public Interest Law Center is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Robinson to its Board of Directors. She was voted into its membership at the January meeting. Jacqueline is Vice President, Coverage Director, Casualty Claims at Chubb. Previously, she was of counsel at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, an associate at DLA Piper, and an […]
The Law Center is pleased to welcome its 2018 slate of Ex Officio board members.
In October, in partnership with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and the Mississippi Center for Justice, we submitted an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in support of the Respondents in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al.
At its September meeting, the Law Center Board of Directors elected two new members and passed a resolution expressing appreciation for Aneesh Mehta’s service. Megan Jones Griffault and Howard Langer were elected to the Board of Directors. Megan is Global Human Resources Director at FMC Corporation in Philadelphia. Howard Langer is a founding partner of […]
We are shaken and saddened by the horrifying hatred and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. The blatant expressions of racism and ant-Semitism–culminating with the death of a demonstrator and two police officers–evoke a time that some thought we had left behind. But for many, these events have only exposed the reality that always […]