Legal Aid Services of Oregon sued the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a not-for-profit government corporation charged with providing grants to legal aid organizations. Legal Aid argued that LSC’s restrictions on soliciting clients, lobbying, seeking attorneys’ fees, and participating in class actions violated the First Amendment.
The Ninth Circuit disagreed, upholding the restrictions both facially and as-applied to Legal Aid. According to the court, the LSC could lawfully impose the restrictions as a facial matter because the restrictions did not constitute viewpoint discrimination.
See: Legal Aid v. Legal Services Corporation, 587 F.3d 1006 (9th Cir. 2009).
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|Cite||587 F.3d 1006 (9th Cir. 2009)|
|Level||Court of Appeals|