August 22, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act into law. The Act fundamentally reformed the US welfare system, putting an emphasis on work requirements for those receiving federal assistance. The new law also limited most recipients to no ...[read more]
August 22, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act into law. The Act fundamentally reformed the American welfare system, putting an emphasis on work requirements for those receiving federal assistance. The new law also limited most recipients to ...[read more]
February 25, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law School:I approach the issue of immigration reform (theoretical reform- neither Becker nor I are considering the political obstacles to radical changes in immigration law) somewhat differently. I begin by asking: why restrict immigration at all? The on... ...[read more]
February 16, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov said Wednesday that he will ask the Russian Constitutional Court to overturn portions of the country's controversial law canceling many welfare benefits and replacing them with cash payments. The reform, which affects medical, housing and transportation benefits, has b... ...[read more]
November 19, 2004
by Jen Nolan
Two immigration reform groups filed suit in an Arizona state court Thursday seeking to expand the effect of Proposition 200, a state ballot initiative approved by voters earlier this month that would deny certain government benefits to undocumented immigrants. The Proposition requires proof of ...[read more]
January 21, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
On Wednesday, the New Jersey Supreme Court hears the first state high court challenge to a so-called child exclusion law barring families that already receive welfare from getting additional payments covering more children. Read a press release and brief from the ACLU. NOW is also oppose... ...[read more]

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