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Shapiro v. Thompson

Absent a compelling state interest, state laws that impose residency requirements to obtain welfare assistance violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the 14th Amendment. Such laws also violate the constitutional right to travel by inhibiting migration by needy persons into the state.

Boddie v. Connecticut

Filing fees cannot bar access to divorce courts by the poor. The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibit a state from denying, solely because of inability to pay, access to its courts to individuals who sought judicial dissolution of their marriages.

Lynch v. Household Finance Corp.

State law that allows creditor summary pre-judicial garnishment of debtor’s savings account violates the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Vlandis v. Kline

The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment does not permit a state to deny an individual the opportunity to present evidence that he is a bona fide resident entitled to in-state rates, on the basis of a permanent and irrebuttable presumption of nonresidence, when that presumption is not necessarily or universally true in fact, and when the State has reasonable alternative means of making the crucial determination.

Gulotta, Alex 2017

Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library Oral History Collection Interview with Alex Gulotta Conducted by Alan Houseman Dec. 7, 2017 Alan Houseman: This is an oral history of Alex Gulotta. The interviewer is Alan Houseman for the National Equal Justice Library. The interview takes place in Washington, D.C. on December 7, 2017. Alan Houseman: … Read more