Today’s New York Times editorializes on the importance of legal services to the poor . . . and not just criminal defendants. “The civil legal aid system is no less challenged,” the editorial said about funding problems that threaten the country’s commitment to equal justice under law. “Short on resources, local offices supported by the Legal Services Corporation, the federal agency that provides legal assistance for low-income Americans in civil cases, must turn away about half the eligible individuals who contact them for help with life-altering issues such as child custody or saving their homes from foreclosure.”
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