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Implementing the Three-Month Time Limit on SNAP for Unemployed 18- to 49-Year-Olds
The 1996 welfare law for the first time imposed a time limit on the eligibility of low-income people for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits even when they are complying with all program requirements. ...
The National Consumer Law Center From Its Birth to 2013
The article describes, analyzes and evaluates the role played by the National Consumer Law Center, a public interest law firm dedicated to promoting the legal rights of low income consumers, in the development of consumer ...
Branded for Life Florida’s Prosecution of Children as Adults under its “Direct File” Statute
This 110-page report details the harm that results from the state’s practice of giving prosecutors full discretion to decide which children to prosecute in adult courts. More than 98 percent of the 1,500 cases of children ...
Overview of Constitutional Challenges to NSA Collection Activities
Describes § 215 bulk telephony metadata program and § 702 interception of Internet-based communications targeted at foreigners underseas that inadvertently acquires U.S. persons’ communications. Addresses constitutional ...
Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts: Selection of Judges
Responding to increasing attention paid 2013-14, the report considers various Congressional proposals to change the manner in which judges are appointed to FISC/FISCR.
Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts: Procedural and Operational Changes
Addresses host of bills designed to make procedural and operational changes to FISC including amicus curiae, en banc proceedings, voting rules requiring between 60 and 100% of the judges to concur.
Government Collection of Private Information: Background and Issues Related to the USA Patriot Act Reauthorization
Discusses controversial aspects of the USA PATRIOT Act and exploring the arguments that undergirded support for and opposition to the measures.
Amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Extended Until June 1, 2015
Discusses extension of three FISA-related provisions: USA PATRIOT Act Section 206 (amending FISA to permit roving wiretaps); USA PATRIOT Act § 215 (tangible goods); and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act ...
Reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act
Discussing H.R. 5949 (which extended Title VII of FISA until Dec. 31, 2017), and addressing the contours of Title VII, as well as the subsequent litigation.