The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether one of the congressional efforts to rein in the Legal Services Corp. violates the First Amendment.
Lawyers funded by the independent government corporation represent nearly 2 million indigent people annually in noncriminal cases. Conservatives in Congress have long criticized the program, saying it sponsors lawyers who take on socially oriented or anti-government causes. In 1996, Congress enacted sweeping restrictions on legal services lawyers, barring them from joining in class actions and from lobbying legislators, among other things.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]