Today, an editorial in the New York Times urges Sen. Barbara Mikulski to lift “egregious” restrictions that Congress placed on grantees of the Legal Services Corp., including Maryland Legal Aid, more than a decade ago. The House recently passed a bill increasing LSC’s funding–but only struck one of three restrictions that President Obama asked to be lifted.
“The matter now moves to a Senate subcommittee led by Senator Barbara Mikulski, Democrat of Maryland,” the editorial says. “By making sure that the Senate version of the bill lifts all three restrictions, per President Obama’s request, Senator Mikulski and her colleagues can usefully support the cause of equal justice.”
To read the editorial, click here.