Record: First Monday in October: Velazquez v Legal Services Corp
First Monday in October: Velazquez v Legal Services Corp
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Office of the Appellate Defender
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.