The Supreme Court: Individuals Triumphant

In three separate decisions last week, individual liberties were pitted against the powers of the state or private corporations. In each case the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the individuals:

¶In 1966, when a loan company sought to begin recovery of a debt from Christine Sniadach of Milwaukee by taking $31.59 from her $65 weekly pay, she ap pealed to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for help. Wisconsin's garnishment statute, similar to those in 16 other states, allows a creditor to tie up as much as 50% of a salary earner's wages even before a debt...

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