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,

» READ MORE: has already filed in court against closing engine and ladder companies.

Attorney/activist Irv Ackelsberg

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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.