The ACLU of Idaho filed an amicus brief advancing access to justice for indigent people with significant disabilities and language barriers.

The case, Rosales v. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, is about ensuring access to justice (acess to the courts) for indigent people with serious impairments that prevent them for being able to advocate for themselves. This person, an immigrant, also had a significant language barrier. People like Ms. Rosales need legal assistance to protect their legal interests (fighting a reduction in public benefits, including food stamps) but they can’t afford it and the court should have done more to ensure this person got some legal representation.


Aadika Singh and Ritchie Eppink

Date filed

April 18, 2022


United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit



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