NVLSP Press Releases
-Seeking to Overrule Auer Doctrine for Dept. of Veterans Affairs Regulations-
The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), in partnership with the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Law School Veterans Clinics Consortium (NLSVCC), Protect Our Defenders (POD), and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), yesterday filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of Kisor v. Wilkie. The brief was filed with the pro bono assistance of Williams & Connolly LLP. [more]
Released 2/1/19 | Tags: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), Veteran's Benefits
The National Veterans Legal Services Program today announced the addition of Paul Wright as Deputy Executive Director, a new position for the organization. [more]
Released 1/31/19 | Tags:
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NVLSP News Articles
Released 2/13/19 at The Hill | Tags: Class Actions, Congressional Legislation
House lawmakers are planning to introduce a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would make court records free to the public. [more]
Released 2/7/19 | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits
Advice for Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Regarding Procopio v. Wilkie Decision On January 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued the groundbreaking decision Procopio v. Wilkie, No. 2017-1821 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 29, 2019). The Court held that veterans who served in the 12 nautical … [more]
Released 2/4/19 at The New York Times | Tags: Class Actions
The federal judiciary has built an imposing pay wall around its court filings, charging a preposterous 10 cents a page for electronic access to what are meant to be public records. A pending lawsuit could help tear that wall down. [more]
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