PRESERVING THE PEOPLE’S POST OFFICE by Christopher Shaw, foreword by Ralph Nader Discusses the Post Service’s vital role as a pillar of the community, and encourages citizen involvement to safeguard its future. Paperback – 250 pages – $25.00 BEING BEAUTIFUL Introduction by Ralph Nader What you need to know about cosmetics. Encourages independent thinking about … Read more

CSRL Books

We only ship within the United States. International shipping is not available. The Incommunicados The first amendment to our Constitution declares that Congress cannot abridge the right of the people “. . . to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Unfortunately, this vital tool of our democracy is easily circumvented by members of … Read more


The Center for Study of Responsive Law was founded by Ralph Nader in 1968 as his principal office. Since then it has sponsored a wide variety of books, organizing projects, litigation and has hosted hundreds of conferences focusing on government and corporate accountability. One of the Center’s primary goals is to empower citizens. The Center focuses on … Read more

Seven States Fail to Make Full Online Disclosures in State Contracting

State Government Contract Assessment
A survey of the online availability of state government contracting information for all 50 states and the District of Columbia

Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming top a list of worst offenders in full online disclosure of state contracting information, according to a survey issued today by Ralph Nader and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law (CSRL).

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Time Running Out to Claim Largest Refund in U.S. History

  April 9, 2007 Center for the Study of Responsive Law (CSRL) Contact: Adam Tapley Tel. (202) 387-8070 Fax (202) 234-5176 Average Taxpayers and Small Businesses Owed Billions from Illegal Tax The Refund and How to Get It Billions of dollars of the largest refund in U.S. history have so far gone unclaimed by taxpayers … Read more