Bush Appointee Takes Issue With Ending Federal Funding for Legal Services


He takes issue with conservative arguments for targeting federally-funded legal services.
News Story (Georgia)

Jonathan Ringel
Daily Report (Georgia)
March 17, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Atlanta Legal Aid Society


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Among those decrying the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corp. is a Republican stalwart who takes issue with conservative arguments for targeting federally-funded legal services. Frank Strickland has fought for funding for LSC before, and he sounds ready to do it again.

On Thursday, the Trump administration revealed a budget proposal eliminating the LSC, the key funding source for state and local groups that provide lawyers for indigent people in domestic violence situations, evictions, consumer problems and other matters.

“The concept of civil legal aid is woven into the fabric of our society,” said Strickland, who was appointed to the LSC board in 2003 by President George W. Bush and chaired the organization for the next seven years.