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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 16, 2018
American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass released a statement today in response to proposed cuts to the Legal Services Corporation. “In the face of strong bipartisan agreement over the value of LSC’s important work, the administration’s second budget proposal to defund such services is unwarranted and should be dead on arrival.” Bass said “Studies show that every federal dollar spent on legal aid returns to communities more than three times as much in benefits such as social services.” Law.com reports that President Donald Trump's proposed 2019 budget would eliminate the Legal Services Corp., a move that the administration attempted in last year's budget proposal but abandoned after outcry from businesses and politicians.