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S. 2323: An original bill making appropriations for Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Apr 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Apr 19, 2012

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The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission supports this bill because the Senate recommendation for funding the Legal Services Corporation will allow LSC to pursue its mission of preserving equal justice for all. There is ample evidence on what the underfunding of LSC means for those who desperately need legal assistance: legal services offices must consistently turn away one eligible potential client for every one that they are able to serve. Nationwide, that adds up at least 1 million of people who go unserved and millions more in the same households who are also adversely affected. With poverty, unemployment, foreclosure, homelessness and hunger at record levels, the safety net is already badly frayed. Our “threadbare” court systems are already overwhelmed by by the aftereffects of these and other developments. Add in thousands more low-income individuals who are left to navigate the legal system or protect their rights or property without help and it becomes clear that continuing the pattern of creeping cuts in funding for LSC will only make a bad situation much worse.

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S. 2323: An original bill making appropriations for Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.

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