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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, berger@nclej.org, 646-680-8906Saima Akhtar, Senior Attorney, akhtar@nclej.org, 646-558-6152Linda Hassberg, Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center, lhassberg@empirejustice.org, 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 is What Fighting for Disability Rights Looks Like

by Jordan Berger, NCLEJ Skadden Fellow Today is the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On this anniversary, it is important to reflect on the progress the disability community has made towards inclusion and equity….

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Missouri judge denies state’s request to dismiss federal SNAP lawsuit

The following excerpts were reprinted from Missouri Independent. Read the the full article. This article was also reposted in Fulton Sun. Mary Holmes says she subsisted on hardly any food for over a month as she struggled to…

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Missouri Case Moves Forward to Secure Access to SNAP Food Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zavé Martohardjono | martohardjono@nclej.org  For years, Missourians have faced problems and been wrongfully rejected when applying for SNAP benefits because of difficulties navigating the state’s Department of Social Services’ application process. Missourians—especially people with…

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Groups Sue to Restore Protesters’ Rights After George Floyd Backlash

The following excerpts were reprinted from The Black Wall Street Times. Read the full article. After the 2020 police lynching of George Floyd in broad daylight inspired the nation’s largest social uprising ever recorded, states like Oklahoma retaliated…

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The Constitutional Right to Abortion Is Gone

National Center for Law and Economic Justice condemns the Supreme Court’s dismantling of abortion rights with today’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and stands in solidarity with reproductive justice movements working to protect the right to abortion….

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