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COVID-19: Protecting Access to Public Benefits

Greg Bass, Senior Attorney with NCLEJ, was asked by the American Bar Association to be a panelist on a webinar dealing with access to public benefits during COVID-19.  These are the PowerPoint slides from his presentation. View PDF

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Honoring Workers on Workers Memorial Day

Today, Workers Memorial Day, we honor workers who died on the job. The day is a vivid reminder of the risks that so many workers take to provide the goods and services that we too often take for…

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Renewing the Fight Against Discriminatory Policing in Buffalo

On April 23rd, NCLEJ filed an amended complaint in Black Love Resists in the Rust v. City of Buffalo. Five additional plaintiffs joined our lawsuit against the City of Buffalo, New York challenging the Buffalo Police Department (BPD)’s systemic…

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Tennessee Medicaid Litigation

On Mar. 19th, NCLEJ, as co-counsel with Selendy & Gay, the Tennessee Justice Center and the National Health Law Program, filed A.M.C. v. Smith, a federal class action complaint in the Middle District of Tennessee, challenging Tennessee policies…

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What COVID-19 Laid Bare

The old saying that when America catches a cold, Black people get the flu has been quoted often recently. And for good reason. Covid-19 has highlighted many of the most troubling aspects of American society with a particularly…

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NCLEJ Signs on to Amicus Brief in Pennsylvania v. Trump

This week, NCLEJ joined with 50 other organizations committed to fair access to essential health care in signing on to an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in Pennsylvania v. Trump. The brief was submitted by our partners…

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Halt Debt Collection During the Covid-19 Crisis

NCLEJ joined New Economy Project and partners to submit a petition to Gov. Cuomo calling for an immediate moratorium on debt collection during the Covid-19 crisis, as a matter of public health and safety. Read more and sign…

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In Memoriam: NCLEJ Board Member Steven Edwards

NCLEJ is deeply saddened that our dedicated board member, Steven Edwards, passed away on April 8, 2020, due to complications resulting from the Coronavirus. Steve was a wonderful person, an excellent litigator, and a committed social justice advocate….

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