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Greg Bass Article on Landmark Rafferty Settlement Protecting Medicaid and SNAP Access for People with Vision Impairments

NCLEJ Greg Bass has published an article on the successful Rafferty v. Doar federal class action litigation which secured the rights of SNAP and Medicaid clients with vision impairments under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to receive…

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District Judge directs Tennessee Commissioner to reinstate licenses to indigent drivers.

Last week, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee issued a Temporary Restraining Order directing the immediate reinstatement of the driver’s licenses of Fred Robinson and Ashley Sprague, named plaintiffs in a class action…

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NCLEJ Board Chair Jennifer Selendy Funds $200,000 Challenge Grant

We are delighted to announce the NCLEJ Board Chair Jennifer Selendy and Philippe Selendy $200,000 challenge grant to NCLEJ. This extraordinarily generous and timely grant will match dollar-for-dollar – up to $200,000 – your gifts to the Center….

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Civil Rights Advocates Sue Buffalo Police Department for Information about Checkpoints

Today, NCLEJ and Western New York Law Center sued the Buffalo Police Department to force it to turn over information about its checkpoint program. Read the full press release here.

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NCLEJ Testifies Against Devastating Cuts to Workers’ Compensation in New York State

Staff Attorney Leah Lotto testified in opposition to proposed changes to New York’s Workers’ Compensation System that would dramatically cut benefits workers who are injured or made ill on the job, as well as limit their ability to…

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Championing SNAP at 40

SNAP, also known as food stamps, is an essential program that prevents tens of millions of Americans from experiencing dire hunger each year. SNAP serves a broad swath of the population, including families and single adults, the employed…

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NCLEJ Co-Sponsors DACA Renewal Immigration and Mental Health Clinic

In response to Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, NCLEJ’s Theresa Lau, NAPABA Law Foundation Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellow, has organized a free legal clinic to help DACA…

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Civil Rights Advocates Sue to End Unlawful Driver’s License Suspensions in Tennessee

Last week, attorneys from the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), Civil Rights Corps, Just City, and the law firm Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, filed a federal class action lawsuit, Robinson, et al. v….

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