Legal Aid Servs. of Or. v. Legal Servs. Corp., No. 08-35467 - - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Legal Aid Servs. of Or. v. Legal Servs. Corp., No. 08-35467

In a First Amendment challenge to restrictions on lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees imposed on legal aid organizations that received federal grants through the Legal Services Corporation, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) the regulations did not discriminate against any particular viewpoint or motivating ideology; and 2) plaintiffs' professed fear that their federal funding might be terminated was not sufficient to support an as-applied challenge.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted July 7, 2009

Filed November 23, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Tashima

Dissent by Judge Pregerson

Counsel

For Appellants:

Stephen S. Walters, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, San Francisco, CA

Beverly C. Pearman, Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, OR

For Appellee:

William S. Freeman, Palo Alto, CA