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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.
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The Court opens its 2013 Term, October 7, with four cases addressed within the first two weeks of particular importance to voters, investors, and workers over age 50. Read
AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) analyzes those cases upon which the Supreme Court has granted certiorari that may particularly impact people over age 50. Additionally, this Preview discusses petitions pending for certiorari AARP Foundation is following. AFL has already filed or intends to file amicus briefs in most of the casses discussed. Read
The following three links are to articles on hunger as they appeared when first published in 46 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, Sept.-Oct., 2012, and are copyrighted by Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.
AARP Foundation's President, Jo Ann Jenkins (PDF), and AARP Foundation Litigation senior attorneys, Jones (PDF) and Silverstein (PDF), contribute to this issue of Clearinghouse Review focusing on hunger. AARP Foundation provided generous support in publishing this special issue as Hunger is one of its four priorities.
Receiving benefits electronically is discussed by AFL senior attorney, Nepveu and Wyzykowski (PDF) as first published in 46 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, Nov.-Dec., 2012, and copyrighted by Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.
Recent Supreme Court decision makes passage of the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act imperative. Read
In the October, 2013 issue of the Bulletin, author, Emily Sachar, discusses the issue, "Must would-be voters document their U.S. citizenship?" Read
Kelly Bagby, Senior Attorney with AARP Foundation Litigation, and Samantha Souza discuss arbitration agreements in an article that was originally published in the Spring 2013 Issue, Volume XXIX, of The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy. Read
AARP Foundation Litigation will submit a comment letter opposing proposed changes to the rules that govern the conduct of civil litigation in federal courts. All ten AFL Senior Attorneys will sign the comment letter each being well-qualified to evaluate the effects of the proposed changes. Read
This Insight on the Issues examines the U.S. Supreme Court's decision and how uninsured midlife adults in states that take up this option could benefit. Read
PPI report examines efforts by Pfizer to reduce the impact of generic competition for the popular anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor. One aspect of the effort, "pay-for-delay," was heard by the Supreme Court in which AARP filed an amicus brief. Read PPI Report and AARP's Amicus Brief.
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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. Learn more about our litigation teams.