- Health Care
- Disability discrimination
- Voting Rights
AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) is an advocate in courts nationwide for the rights of people 50 and older, addressing diverse legal issues that affect their daily lives and assuring that they have a voice in the judicial system.
AARP Foundation Litigation expertise spans many specific areas of federal and state law, including:
- Age discrimination in employment
- Consumer, financial fraud and utilities
- Employee benefits, including pensions
- Investor protection
- Health including long-term services and supports, Medicaid, Medicare and prescription drug affordability
- Housing, including predatory mortgage lending, and livable communities
- Low-income benefits, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
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An emergency stay by the U.S. Supreme Court raised another barrier to implementation of a Wisconsin voter ID law. Read
Can employers terminate older workers in an attempt to cut health care costs? Read
AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) analyzes those cases upon which the Supreme Court has granted certiorari that may particularly impact people over age 50. Read
In the article by Jan Goodwin in the July/Aug 2014 issue of the Bulletin discussing the misuse of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, AFL senior attorney Kelly Bagby is quoted. Read
Recent Supreme Court decision makes passage of the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act imperative. Read
AARP Foundation sponsored a report by The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. AARP Foundation Litigation is active in protecting the rights of older Americans for fair and adequate housing. View the AFL docket listing of housing cases.
What do the reforms in the affordable care Act (ACA) mean for 50 to 64-year-olds? Much depends on whether they have health coverage now and on how they get it. Read
Fact Sheet from AARP Public Policy Institute highlights the extent to which Social Security keeps people of all ages out of poverty. Read
Report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition highlights the need for government policies to help improve the safety of all who use the roads. Read
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Our legal advocacy initiatives - conducted by AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) - reflect more than 15 years of work in federal and state courts across the country. Through our efforts, we support the Foundation’s four priority areas: Hunger, Income, Housing and Isolation, and ensure that those 50 and older have a voice in the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.