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1996 March

Receivership as a Remedy for Poor Agency Performance

By Lynn E. Cunningham & Dennis Foley

Advocates for poor people should strongly consider asking the courts for receiverships and the appointment of special masters to oversee necessary reforms in public agencies that are failing low-income clients. This article, which includes a case study, discusses the advantages of receivership and the legal standards and strategies for obtaining receivership.

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Recent Developments in Food Stamp Program Law

By Deborah L. Stein

Whether the Food Stamp Program will change significantly in 1996 remains unclear, but a federal structure will remain. Therefore, Food Stamp Program developments in 1994 and 1995 will have continuing relevance. This article reviews regulatory changes and several court decisions that occurred in 1994 and 1995.

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