News Story (New York)
Albany Times Union
April 3, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said Monday he expects Congress to restore $385 million in legal aid for the poor that President Donald Trump’s budget would eliminate.
The proposed cuts would defund the Legal Services Corp., which provides money for civil legal services for the poor — Lippman’s signature issue as chief judge from 2009 to 2015.
“Rest assured that that will not stand,” Lippman said to wide applause at a ceremony at the Court of Appeals to unveil Lippman’s portrait, an event that drew U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who on Monday evening received an award and spoke at Albany Law School.