Anti-Poverty Impact of Civil Legal Aid

Recounts the history of anti-poverity civil legal aid and finds that it helps clients avoid costs, stabilize their lives, receive benefits, and rise from poverty. (65-page PDF)


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Brady v. Maryland

Suppression by the prosecution of evidence favorable to an accused who has requested it violates due process where the evidence is material either to guilt or to punishment, irrespective of the good faith or bad faith of the prosecution.

Dandridge v. Williams

A State has great latitude in dispensing its available funds for public welfare, and the State’s rationally supportable regulation does not violate the Equal Protection Clause.

Betts v. Brady

The refusal of a state court to appoint counsel to represent an indigent defendant at a trial in which he was connected of robbery did not deny him due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Bamberger, Clinton 2002

Downloadable URL (mp4 file): Related collection: The Clinton Bamberger Papers, Biographical Note E. Clinton Bamberger, Jr. was born in Baltimore, MD on July 2, 1926. He earned a B.S. degree from Loyola College (Baltimore) in 1949, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a J.D. in 1951. After law school, from 1951 … Read more

Francis v. Davidson

Neither state nor federal regulations may discriminate without rational basis against certain children whose fathers happen to be out of work because of their own misconduct which justified their discharge by their employer, or because of a labor dispute. Because the fathers are unemployed, the families are entitled to AFDC assistance.