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Boehner's Constitution Of Convenience

Duncan Hosie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ironically, Speaker Boehner resorted to the American justice system to sue President Obama, the very system he has worked relentlessly to underfund for indigents. Instead of suing Obama, he should start fixing the system he and his colleagues broke.

A Visit to the Patients' Lawyer Can Reduce Stress

Ellen Lawton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Lawton

We cannot ask health care providers to address all the factors that make people sick, nor is there a fix to every source of stress. But we can recognize the broader impact of illness on a person's life and the outside factors that interfere with their medical care and recovery.

Unsung Heroes of Obamacare's Enrollment Surge

Martha Bergmark | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Martha Bergmark

As this year's enrollment period comes to a close, attention will now turn to the law's impact on health care delivery. But it's worth pausing to take stock of the forces that helped turn enrollment numbers around and expand access to affordable care. They deserve some recognition.

The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later, Do We Have the 'Glands?'

John Bouman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
John Bouman

At this 50th anniversary of the declaration of the War on Poverty, there are signs that if America's leaders take on poverty by name, the country itself may be ready to take large-scale action against poverty.

As 50th Anniversary Approaches, Public Funding of Civil Legal Aid Remains Vital to Justice

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Lonnie A. Powers

A well-functioning judiciary and a strong civil legal aid system are vital for ensuring that the most vulnerable Americans have access to justice.

How Our Legal Advocacy Helps a Child, a Family, and the Community

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.26.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Children's Law Center measures success by looking at the improvements in the lives of each individual child we meet. When we help a child, we see the child's family get stronger as well.

Serious Problems Linger On Anniversary Of Landmark Court Case

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.17.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON — It is not the happiest of birthdays for the landmark Supreme Court decision that, a half-century ago, guaranteed a lawyer for crimi...

Jason Cherkis

U.S. Promotes 'Slave-Master' Hold On Migrant Workers, Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Caitlin Berberich, managing attorney with the Southern Migrant Legal Services, a project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, said that when pa...

Zach Carter

One Big Partisan Knife: The Real Story Of Mitt Romney's 'Bipartisan' Massachusetts Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past month, Mitt Romney touted similarities between the fiscal mess he inherited as Massachusetts governor and the current U.S....

An Ounce of Prevention for Teen Pregnancy

Judith Sandalow | Posted 09.11.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

All parents -- even teen parents -- want to give their children a better life with more opportunity than they had. As a community we should want this for our children as well.

Project Justice Changes the Judicial Game in Rural Uganda

Vivian Glyck | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

When 15-year-old Jillian was pressured by her father to marry too young to a much older man, she pushed back. Unlike many young girls in rural Uganda, Jillian knew that she had legal rights.

Cash-Strapped

USA Today | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. – Programs that provide free legal aid to the poor are laying off employees, cutting services and increasingly turning away people wh...

Amanda Terkel

State Budget Cuts Threaten U.S. Justice System

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Brian and Patty Baxter's daughter wasn't even two years old yet when they moved into their place in New Hampshire in 1996. The landlord ...

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Helping Low-Income Residents One Case At A Time

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For about 10 years, the Cabrini-Green neighborhood has seen many changes. Pricey condos went up, and the infamous housing projects were torn down. Whi...

Zach Carter

Senate Kills Foreclosure Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Despite mounting evidence of big banks committing serious fraud in the foreclosure process, the U.S. Senate eliminated $35 million in le...

Geithner Backs Foreclosure Aid With Clock Running Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Treasury Department has spent months blocking legal aid funding for borrowers fighting foreclosure, but is giving a late push to legislation ...

Zach Carter

Geithner Blocks Foreclosure Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has authorized big payouts to banks in an effort to encourage mortgage modifications, but is prevent...

In The Public Interest: Next Up For the Supreme Court That Brought You Unlimited Corporate Campaign Cash: Do Consumers Have the Right to Band Together To Fight Corporate Crime?

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

On November 9th, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a very important case that if wrongly decided will allow powerful special interests to u...

James Gibbons, Manhattan Judge, Quits After Huge Porn Stash Found On Work Computer

nydailynews.com | By Melissa Grace, Alison Gendar and Larry Mcshane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A cleavage-crazed criminal court judge - who fathered a son with a young Legal Aid lawyer - quit after officials found a massive porn stash on his wor...

Class Action Suit Against New York Seeks To End Violence In Juvenile Detention

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of 500 juveniles in New York state detention seeks to ban violent physical restraint and to req...

Rewind: Looking Back in Harsh Economic Times

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

What did my generation do? I see all this anger and sorrow in the neighborhood. I can't help but stare.