Two Complaints

February 1979
New Republic;2/3/79, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p5
Scrutinizes lawsuits brought in the United States federal courts by special interest groups with liberal purposes. Complaints filed by the California Rural Legal Assistance against the University of California to stop a research aimed at improving agricultural productivity; Claims that the university's project benefits a narrow group of agribusiness interests with no valid public purpose; Lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups to prevent the Carter administration from influencing the Interior Department's decision about strip mining regulations; View that legal aid lawyers are using poor people in an attempt to impose through the courts some fanciful middle-class view of social justice.


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