C.K. v. Shalala

883 F. Supp. 991 (1996)

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C.K. v. Shalala

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
883 F. Supp. 991 (1996)

Facts

C.K. and other parents (plaintiffs) were New Jersey residents receiving welfare through the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. In July 1992, Donna Shalala (defendant), the secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, granted waivers to New Jersey to implement the state’s Family Development Program. That program contained the Family Cap provision, which eliminated the increase previously provided to any individual receiving AFDC upon the birth of a new child. C.K. challenged the Family Cap, contending that it violated her rights to due process and equal protection by placing a restriction on her procreative choices, and moved for summary judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Politan, J.)

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