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Legal Services Corp. v. Velazquez

Docket No.: 99-603
Argued: October 4, 2000
Decided: February 20, 2001
Consolidated with: No. 99-960

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, Miscellaneous, ADA, Due Process, Equal Access to Justice, First Amendment, Indians, RICO, Supremacy Clause, abuse of discretion, judicial review, preliminary injunction, property rights, sovereign immunity

Petitioner: Legal Services Corp.
Respondent: Velazquez

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 164 F.3d 757
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


531 U.S. 533 (2001)
Question:

Does the funding restriction on the Legal Services Corporation, which prevents attorneys from representing clients in an attempt to amend or challenge existing welfare law, violate the First Amendment?

Legal Services Corp. v. Velazquez
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 04, 2000

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Velazquez, 4 vote(s) against
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