Judicial leaders in Texas plan to ask Congress and the White House to save federal funding for civil legal aid to poor Texans.
March 17, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
President Donald Trump in his proposed budget has zeroed out all funding for the federal Legal Services Corp., which asked for $502 million to distribute to states to help fund legal aid services for the poor.
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said it’s critical to keep funding LSC because it’s the “backbone” of support for access to justice for very poor people.