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ABA Section on Taxation

ABA Policy

1995Supporting access to courts and diversity jurisdiction without regard to financial wherewithal; and opposing “ loser pays” legislation.
1996Supporting the inclusion of safeguards to protect litigants from being deprived access based on economic status in any proposed Rule of Procedure, including fee shifting.
1992Urging that welfare funding at least meet the need for basic essentials of life; analysis and study prior to reductions; and should not be linked to requirements infringing on any rights.
2001Supporting the enactment or amendment of welfare legislation to require constitutional protections in the administration of welfare programs.


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