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August 17, 2009
The Social Security Administration has issued a notice about a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit challenging SSA's policy denying payment of benefits on the basis of an outstanding felony arrest warrant.
August 17, 2009
The Penn Law School and the AALS Committee on Lawyering in the Public Interest, Bellow Scholars Group are sponsoring a workshop entitled, Introduction to Empirical Research for Clinicians and Public Interest Lawyers, on October 2-3, 2009 at the Penn Law School in Philadelphia.
August 10, 2009
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate the following five nominees to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC): Robert J. Grey, Hunton & Williams, Virginia John G. Levi, Sidley Austin, Illinois Martha L. Minow, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts Julie A.
August 10, 2009
In Pennsylvania and around the nation, recent town hall meetings held by elected officials to discuss health care reform have turned into free-for-alls, with politicians and proponents being shouted down by those who say government has no role in the matter. Why is it happening and who's responsible
August 7, 2009
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Somalia from its current expiration date of Sept. 17, 2009 through March 17, 2011.
August 7, 2009
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has charged the co-owners of a Philadelphia condominium apartment, and their tenant, with unlawful discrimination in refusing to rent to families with children. HUD alleges that the owners and the tenant violated the Fair
August 7, 2009
New FHA guidelines projected to help thousands avoid foreclosure per year U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented changes to its loan modification program to ensure consistency with the Obama
August 5, 2009
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published a combined edition of PHLP’s two newsletters - the Health Law PA News and the Senior Health News . The combined issue is currently available on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org .

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