NGOs and the Law

Case Notes: North America

The International Journal
of Not-for-Profit Law

Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2001

the United States

In Legal Services Corporation v. Velazquez the Supreme Court held, by a vote of 5 to 4, that a restriction prohibiting LSC funded organizations from representing clients in an effort to amend or otherwise challenge existing welfare law. The Court struck down the restriction as violative of the First Amendment freedom of speech.

For more information about the Velazquez case, please see the website of New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice.