A class-action lawsuit meant to force Texas into processing food stamp applications within the required 30 days has been dismissed.
The San Antonio Express-News reported Friday that the lawsuit was brought on behalf of two women who allegedly had to rely on handouts because of food stamp delays.
The federal processing deadlines are 30 days for regular applications and seven days for emergency applications.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said if Congress intends to allow every food stamp applicant to have a private cause of action against the state, Congress must be more explicit in granting such a right. His opinion was signed Oct. 8.