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Shapiro v. Thompson

U.S. Supreme Court
394 U.S. 618 (1969)


Facts

Several states and the District of Columbia enacted statutes denying welfare assistance to people who had not been residents for at least one year prior to applying for assistance. The lower courts held the statutory provisions unconstitutional.

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