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Good news from Missouri: Plaintiffs have started receiving SNAP benefits

Plaintiffs in our lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Social Services have received interviews and started receiving benefits after months of being unable to get through to the State Agency’s failing call center— a barrier that has caused thousands of eligible households to be…

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NCLEJ Celebrates Women’s History Month

Today, we call attention to Constance Baker Motley, whose accomplishments include: First Black woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court. Lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Led the litigation that integrated the Universities of Georgia, Alabama, and…

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Federal Lawsuit Filings Reveal Kentucky’s Predatory and Unconstitutional Medical Debt Collection Scheme 

KENTUCKY— The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC), and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP took a major step forward in the ongoing federal class action litigation against the University of Kentucky…

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NEWS 4 EXCLUSIVE: Critics say Buffalo Police’s traffic enforcement targets minorities – and there’s data that supports their claims

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – News 4 Investigates interviewed six activists and attorneys, who all said the police department could do better by enforcing the mandate. Incomplete data makes it more difficult to determine disparities, they said. Watch the full…

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Missouri sued over long wait times at ‘nonfunctional’ call center for food benefits

See excerpt from an article in the Kansas City Star Attorneys from the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in New York joined the lawsuit. Katharine Deabler-Meadows, an attorney from that organization, said the state’s reliance on…

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Lawsuit Exposes Missouri’s Failure to Provide SNAP Benefits, Denying Food Aid to Thousands

MISSOURI — The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and Stinson LLP filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Empower Missouri and two low-income Missourians against the state’s Department of Social…

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‘A slap in the face’: pipeline violates civil rights, say New Yorkers

Residents have been protesting National Grid’s pipeline, which bypasses wealthier, whiter Brooklyn areas, since 2020. Read the full story in The Guardian.

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Let Students Eat: How States Are Leaving Money (Food) On the Table

States are abandoning the pandemic electronic benefits transfer, or P-EBT. The P-EBT allows students who rely on the federal school lunch program to access meals when schools are closed.   With the declaration of emergency continuing through at…

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