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Saenz v. Roe
United States Supreme Court
526 U.S. 489 (1999)
In 1992, the State of California passed a new statute which limited the maximum amount of welfare benefits available to a family residing in the state for less than twelve months to the amount payable by the state of the family’s prior residence. Roe (plaintiff) was a California resident seeking benefits who brought a class action suit against Saenz, Director of California’s Department of Social Services (defendant), on behalf of herself and other first-year state residents. The lower courts held for Roe, and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stevens, J.)
Dissent (Rehnquist, C.J.)
Dissent (Thomas, J.)
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