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  • Backgrounder Update posted May 17, 1996 by Kenneth F. Boehm The Legal Services Corporation: New Funding, New Loopholes, Old Games

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 5/17/96 276 THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION: NEW FUNDING, NEW LOOPHOLES, OLD GAMES (Updating Backgrounder No. 1057, "Why the Legal Services Corporation Must Be Abolished," October 18, 1995.) During the 1980s, supporters and employees of Legal Services Corporation (LSQ grantees fought ef forts to reform federal subsidies to the…

  • Backgrounder posted October 19, 1995 by Kenneth F. Boehm, Peter T. Flaherty Why the Legal Services Corporation Must be Abolished

    Introduction The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) was established by the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974 to provide free legal assistance to the indigent in civil, non-criminal matters. Its origins lie in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, specifically with the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), which in 1965 began making direct grants to local…

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