Peter B. Collins

Financial Justice Project

An Experiment in Decency

Reading Time: 17 minutes A DOJ investigation into the Ferguson, MO, police department revealed how municipal fines and fees trap low-income people in a cycle of poverty and punishment. It’s happening across the US — but now San Francisco is leading major reforms.

Keystone XL Pipeline Again Nixed by Judge

Reading Time: 12 minutes In a likely appeal to the Supreme Court, attorney Steve Volker expects TransCanada to argue that the president is above the law. Their claim is that the “presidential permit” authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline is not reviewable by the courts.