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In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In recognizing the extraordinary life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice joins the nation in mourning her passing and celebrating the magnitude of her legal presence. The lives of…

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NCLEJ Joins Buffalo Community in Call for Police Accountability and Upholding the Repeal of 50-A

NCLEJ, in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit brought by the Buffalo, New York police and firefighter unions that seeks…

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NCLEJ protects SSP for disabled and elderly in New York State

NCLEJ submitted comments in opposition to proposed regulatory changes in the New York State Supplement Program (“SSP”). SSP provides a modest additional payment to recipients of federal Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”), for indigent people who are elderly or…

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In memoriam, John DeWitt Gregory

On July 27th, 2020, the National Center for Law and Economic (NCLEJ) lost one of its staunchest and most committed supporters with the death of its long-time Board member John Dewitt Gregory. That loss was shared by the…

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NCLEJ Condemns the Trump Administration’s Sabotage of the United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service has long faced underfunding in spite of the essential service they provide to every single corner of our country.  Concerns about the funding crisis have reached a fever pitch this summer, since a…

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NCLEJ and Coalition of Partner Organizations File Amicus Brief Opposing Trump Administration’s Draconian SNAP “Work Requirement”

Yesterday, NCLEJ and our partners at the Empire Justice Center, the Legal Aid Society, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute filed an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiffs in District of Columbia et.al. v….

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Big Wins in Montgomery Debtors’ Prison Case

Plaintiffs challenging debtors’ prison practices of the City of Montgomery and Judicial Correction Services (JCS), a private contractor that extracted payment of traffic fines and fees on behalf of the City, scored important wins in a July 7…

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NCLEJ Fights Peonage and Debtors’ Prisons in Montgomery, Alabama

NCLEJ represents seven Black residents of Montgomery, AL who filed a class action lawsuit against the City and Judicial Correction Services, Inc. (JCS) to challenge an unlawful peonage and debtor’s prison scheme. Under this system, the City forced…

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