It's critical that Congress sustains funding writes the ABA president.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 17, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Whenever we recite the “Pledge of Allegiance,” we reaffirm our beliefs with the last words: “with liberty and justice for all.”
The principles of fairness and equal access to justice are part of the very fiber of what for two centuries has made us Americans. These principles should be for all people, regardless of economic status.
These values that define us are precisely why it is so important that Congress sustains funding for the Legal Services Corp. On Thursday, the Trump administration proposed a budget that provides no funds for LSC, and it is up to Congress to rectify that.