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Supreme Court Refuses to Shut Courthouse Doors on the Poor

On February 22, 2012, the Supreme Court rejected an attempt to eliminate a critical legal tool for protecting the rights of low-income individuals, including many elderly poor. Douglas v Independent Living Center is a significant victory for court access for … Continue reading

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Section 1983 and Preemption: Alternative Means of Court Access for Safety Net Statutes

tract: While prior scholarship has noted changes in §1983 jurisprudence, this article demonstrates that the current state of the law reflects the transformation of dissents, particularly the dissent written by Justice O’Connor in 1987, into a majority opinion in 2002. … Continue reading

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