Over the last couple of days, a flurry of lawsuits intended to stop Mayor Nutter's proposed budget cuts have been announced. IAFF Local 22, the union that represents fire fighters,

Attorney/activist Irv Ackelsberg

against the library closures on Tuesday if Nutter does not change his plan.

I'm not a lawyer, so I won't speculate on the likely-hood that either of these suits will succeed or fail. That said, I'd love to hear from more informed opinions on the viability of these lawsuits.

What do you think? Do the lawsuits have a chance? Is this the best strategy for stopping the cuts? You can leave a comment on this post or e-mail me at waxmanb@phillynews.com.