I am so thrilled to hear that Andrew Hammond‘s article Litigating Welfare Rights: Medicaid, SNAP, and the Legacy of the New Property was selected for the prestigious Cudahy Award this year. Congrats to Andrew (as well as the Northwestern University Law Review editors for publishing the article)! Congrats also to Joseph Daval on winning in the student category for his Yale Law Journal student note The Problem with Public Charge (and, as the star footnote mentions, to Cristina Rodríguez for her guiding role throughout this project).
From the American Constitution Society (ACS) press release:
ACS is also pleased to award the 2021 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law to two recipients this year. This year’s lawyer category winner is Professor Andrew Hammond, Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and this year’s student category winner is Joseph Daval, a class of 2021 graduate of Yale Law School.
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The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is in honor of the late Judge Cudahy. His distinguished contributions to the fields of regulatory and administrative law combined a keen grasp of legal doctrine, deep insight into the institutional forces that determine how doctrine is implemented, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency. This competition seeks to encourage and reward these qualities in the scholarship of others.
This year, the award is being presented to Professor Hammond for his article, Litigating Welfare Rights, which argues that public interest welfare litigation has played a key role in the durability and resiliency of this country’s two largest anti-poverty programs – Medicaid and SNAP. Daval’s selection was based on his paper, The Problem with Public Charge, which examines the administrative history of the public charge exclusion, a provision in the immigration statute which permits the United States government to deny entry or a green card to anyone who is “likely at any time to become a public charge”.