Civil Procedure Keyed to Subrin
Goldberg v. Kelly
Appellees were welfare recipients in the state of New York. When they first filed, New York had no evidentiary hearings that Appellees could use if their benefits were terminated. After this suit was initiated, New York adopted evidentiary hearings, but Appellees argued that they should be required to hold the hearings prior to terminating benefits, and that some of the provisions are too restrictive. Appellant Goldberg, the head of the state agency responsible for welfare payments, argued that evidentiary hearings prior to benefit termination would be a heavy financial burden on the state.
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