Disability Rights

SCOTUS Rules Unanimously on Behalf of Michigan Girl with Cerebral Palsy Who was Prevented from Bringing Service Dog to School

SCOTUS Rules Unanimously on Behalf of Michigan Girl with Cerebral Palsy Who was Prevented from Bringing Service Dog to School

2017-02-22 00:00:00

WASHINGTON—In a sweeping victory for students with disabilities nationwide, the US Supreme Court ruled today that a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy may sue for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act unrelated to the adequacy of her education without first exhausting administrative proceedings.

Ehlena and Wonder’s Supreme Court Case: The Right and Wrong Way to Treat Students with Disabilities

Ehlena and Wonder’s Supreme Court Case: The Right and Wrong Way to Treat Students with Disabilities

2016-10-26 00:00:00

The story behind the disability rights case being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on Halloween is a story about the contrast between kindness and cruelty, a story about the right way and the wrong way to treat kids with disabilities.

ACLU to Supreme Court: Fulfill the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

ACLU to Supreme Court: Fulfill the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

2015-10-14 00:00:00

Update: The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear Ehlena Fry's case.

Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights law designed to guarantee Americans with disabilities broad rights and freedoms. Tragically, however, stubborn stereotypes, combined with narrow court rulings, have robbed many Americans of the rights promised by the ADA.

ACLU, ACLU of Michigan Petition U.S. Supreme Court on Behalf of Girl with Cerebral Palsy Who Was Prevented from Bringing Service Dog to Class

ACLU, ACLU of Michigan Petition U.S. Supreme Court on Behalf of Girl with Cerebral Palsy Who Was Prevented from Bringing Service Dog to Class

2015-10-15 00:00:00

WASHINGTON, DC—The ACLU of Michigan and the National ACLU today petitioned the US Supreme Court to rule on whether the group can move ahead with a lawsuit filed on behalf of an 11-year-old Jackson, Mich., girl with cerebral palsy who, at age 5, was banned from bringing her service dog to class.

Your Weekly Rights Review—June 17, 2011

Your Weekly Rights Review—June 17, 2011

2011-06-17 00:00:00

Another busy week in the offices of the ACLU of Michigan!

This week, we were in court defending the rights of seriously ill patients and caregivers against the city of Livonia's ordinance that bans medical marijuana.

In other news, we consider who decides how much privacy the public deserves and why the Michigan Department of Corrections doesn't like parades.

Michigan News

Medical Marijuana in Court Again

WASHINGTON, DC—The ACLU of Michigan and the National ACLU today petitioned the US Supreme Court to rule on whether the group can move ahead with a lawsuit...
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WASHINGTON—In a sweeping victory for students with disabilities nationwide, the US Supreme Court ruled today that a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy may sue...
WASHINGTON, DC—The ACLU of Michigan and the National ACLU today petitioned the US Supreme Court to rule on whether the group can move ahead with a lawsuit...
Update: The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear Ehlena Fry's case. Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with...
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