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Welfare Litigation Developments Since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

By Mary R. Mannix, Marc Cohan, Henry A. Freedman, Christopher Lamb & Jim Williams

Despite the elimination of federal statutory and regulatory protections that had been the basis for significant welfare litigation prior to the passage of the 1996 welfare act, litigation continues to be critical in halting unfair state welfare practices. This article reviews recent welfare litigation, including the notable success in the areas of discrimination against new state residents and abusive workfare policies.

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