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Record: First Monday in October: Velazquez v Legal Services Corp


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First Monday in October: Velazquez v Legal Services Corp

Video Call Number: Location:
1057 Biddle Law Library

Production Company

Office of the Appellate Defender

Year: Running Time: Format:
2000 1:30 VHS

Summary:

In 1996, Congress imposed greater restrictions on the use of Legal Services Corporation funds. One of these restrictions bars attorneys who receive LSC funds from challenging “existing” welfare laws. These attorneys may help their indigent clients seek “specific relief from a welfare agency,” but they may not challenge the constitutionality of the welfare laws. A group of lawyers and welfare recipients now contend that this restriction violates the First Amendment.

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