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About
Foundation Litigation

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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on the
docket

Problematic Voter Registration Law

Can states require extra proof of citizenship to register to vote? Read

AARP Represents Housing Applicants

Is it a violation of the Fair Housing Act, ADA, and Section 504 to deny housing to a person who has a history of mental illness? Read

 

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spotlight

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Drug Abuse, from the Bulletin

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

U.S. Supreme Court Preview

AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) analyzes those cases upon which the Supreme Court has granted certiorari that may particularly impact people over age 50. Additionally, the Preview discusses petitions pending for certiorari AARP Foundation is following. The 2013-2014 Preview will be available until the release of the 2014-2015 edition. Read

AFL in Clearinghouse Review

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, copyrighted by Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

 

AARP Foundation's President (former), 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) 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.

Passage of POWADA Imperative

Recent Supreme Court decision makes passage of the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act imperative. Read

National Aging & Law Conference

The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. Oct. 16-17. The event is a renewal of the National Aging and Law Conference that was last held in Dec. 2010, and a replacement for the NAELA National Aging and Law Institute that was held for the last time in 2013. For information, contact David Godfrey at: David.Godfrey@Americanbar.org.

policy and
research

Effect of Health Reform for 50- to 64-Year-Olds

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

PPI Report Examines Efforts to Reduce Impact of Generic Competition for Popular Drug

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.

New Federal Rule on Home- and Community-Based Services

Wendy Fox-Grage of AARP Public Policy Institute explaines how a recent federal Medicaid regulation will help low income people with disabilities receive services in their communities. Read

Social Security Keeps Americans of All Ages Out of Poverty

Fact Sheet from AARP Public Policy Institute highlights the extent to which Social Security keeps people of all ages out of poverty. Read

AARP-Sponsored Report Supports Need for Safer Streets

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

Raising Expectations 2014

PPI's "State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers," Read

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Find the most recent cases in which AFL has advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older persons, and filed AARP’s amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases.

Strengthening Law and Policy through
Legal Advocacy

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.