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Twenty-two States Are Trying to Deny Free School Lunch to LGBTQ Students 

By Saima Akhtar, Senior Attorney, and Katharine Deabler, Staff Attorney The tide is rising high this year of far-right attacks on LGBTQ youth. And the multi-pronged strategies to win a right to discriminate against young LGBTQ people are…

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Federal Court Preliminarily Approves Settlement to Improve Access to Public Benefits for People with Disabilities in Suffolk County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact for comments: Jordan Berger, NCLEJ Skadden Fellow,, 646-680-8906Saima Akhtar, Senior Attorney,, 646-558-6152Linda Hassberg, Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center,, 631-533-5272 A federal district court judge in the Eastern District of New York…

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Alabama Takes From the Poor and Gives to the Rich

The following excerpts were reprinted from The New York Times. Read the the full article. This article It uplifts the stories of Plaintiff in the case McCullough v. City of Montgomery Marquita Johnson and others in Alabama persecuted by debt in…

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This guide assists individuals who received tickets under Buffalo’s school zone speed camera program.



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