A report that President Donald Trump could take an ax to the Legal Services Corp. has been greeted with concern, but advocates for equal access to the courts say it’s too soon to write the agency’s obituary.

The Trump administration is eyeing the elimination of LSC as part of the 2017 federal budget, according to a Jan. 19 report in The Hill, a Washington, D.C., newspaper covering the U.S. government. But if Trump does attempt to eliminate the 42-year-old agency, its many supporters in Congress would be expected to come to its aid.

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