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Supreme Court remands ADA, police case

Supreme Court Remands Police, ADA Case
San Francisco raises ‘direct threat’ defense
The Supreme Court will not issue a ruling on the year’s most highly anticipated Americans with Disabilities Act case, leaving for another day the question of whether the law applies to police encounters with…
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City to pay $100K in housing discrimination case

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Discrimination in housing
The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $100,000 to compensate six people with disabilities who were evicted from a halfway house. The individuals previously lived at the Oxford House, a facility for people recovering from…
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New video breaks down how we define disabilities

What are disabilities? | Rooted in Rights Explains

Rooted in Rights tree logo with a matrix background with the word DisabilitiesThe word "disability" means different things to different people. In this new original video, Rooted in Rights breaks down the different definitions. And, sometimes the biggest limitation from a disability is how other people treat people with disabilities. View this new Rooted in Rights video and tell us what you think.
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Court: Girl Scouts covered by anti-discrimination law

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Girl Scouts covered by Section 504
A federal appeals court ruled May 8 that the Girl Scouts are covered by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, distinguishing it from most other major discrimination statutes. The Americans with Disabilities…
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Advocates promote disability voice in federal health care payment initiatives

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One size does not fit all
Disability advocates are working to ensure they have a seat at the table as the Obama Administration ratchets up its efforts to improve payment models for health care services. At issue is the Obama…
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