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Lyng v. International Union, United Auto Workers
United States Supreme Court
485 U.S. 360 (1988)
The federal government provides an income supplement for the poor for the purpose of providing food through the food-stamp program. In 1981, Congress enacted an amendment to the Food Stamp Act that prohibited workers participating in a strike from becoming eligible for assistance. The amendment also prohibited any increase in benefits due to a worker’s participation in a strike for households that were already receiving assistance.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Dissent (Marshall, J.)
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