Our democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget


It’s dumb because killing the LSC will do next to nothing to balance the budget.
Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

John Barrow
Hill, The
March 29, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal

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


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To my former colleagues I say, don’t take my word for it. Justice Antonin Scalia supported the LSC. We should all take to heart what he said just a couple of years ago, on the 40th anniversary of LSC:

“The American ideal is not for some justice, it is as the Pledge of Allegiance says, ‘Liberty and justice for all,’ or as the Supreme Court pediment has it, ‘equal justice.’ I’ve always thought that’s somewhat redundant.