Our Work

Looking Under the Hood at the SUNY Board of Trustees

Jim Malatras resigned as chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) in December 2021. The terms of SUNY’s separation agreement with Malatras surfaced just over a month later. SUNY agreed to give Malatras a $450,000 paid year of “study leave” and a tenured faculty position at SUNY Empire College. The year of study leave was remarkable and widely covered by the media, so GJC looked further into it.

Fighting Illegal Gerrymandering

Government Justice Center is representing the Empire Center for Public Policy as amicus in state court proceedings over reapportioning New York’s congressional and senate districts.

Challenging Illegal Fees

For several years, Long Island’s Suffolk County has avoided raising general fund taxes by imposing new or increased fees on certain residents. In October 2017, the Government Justice Center, an […]

Fight for Access to Teacher Contracts 

Following several ignored Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for teacher and superintendent contracts, the Government Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Empire Center for Public Policy against Malverne […]

Uncovering Scaffold Law Data

On May 9, 2018, the Government Justice Center filed a petition on behalf of the Empire Center for Public Policy in the New York County Supreme Court in Empire Center for Public Policy, […]

ESD Determining Fates In Darkness

The Cuomo Administration took unprecedented steps to stop the spread of COVID-19, including shutting down all “non-essential” businesses. This has taken a tremendous toll on communities across the state. The […]

Defending a rape survivor’s right to free speech

In a blatant misuse of political power, New York’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), which is tasked with regulating lobbying in New York, went after Kat Sullivan—a rape survivor who was pushing for the passage of the Child Victims Act.