Legal aid lawyers today accused Texas of still running an illegally understaffed, inconvenient and confusing eligibility system for food stamps despite having worked off a backlog of pleas for help.
“Plaintiffs are victims of the Kafkaesque bureaucracy that is the state of Texas food stamp program,” lawyer Robert Doggett of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid said in a new filing in state district court in Travis County.
Today’s filing is related to a lawsuit originally filed in December by five frustrated food-stamp applicants. It now names as plaintiffs five groups from Houston to Alpine, and 50 individuals.
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