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.
Argued and Submitted July 7, 2009
Filed November 23, 2009
Opinion by Judge Tashima
Dissent by Judge Pregerson
William S. Freeman, Palo Alto, CA