Posts Tagged ‘ Law ’

Sandy Hook Shooting: A Policy Response

December 18, 2012
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Sandy Hook Shooting: A Policy Response

Like most people around the country I find  Newtown, Connecticut in my thoughts and the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School weighing heavily on my mind and heart.  And just like everyone else, I find myself at loose ends in wanting to do something about it. Anything.  Anything that might help prevent something similar...
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SB 1070, Immigrants, African Americans, and People with Disabilities – A Historical Perspective

May 4, 2010
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SB 1070, Immigrants, African Americans, and People with Disabilities – A Historical Perspective

Written by Patrick Cokley for Day in Washington. Unless you retired to the nearest bomb shelter or sensory deprivation device for the past week, it is likely that you have heard about the newest immigration plans from the State of Arizona (SB 1070). This latest law that has been crafted by one of the...
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Service Animals: Too Much of a Good Thing?

February 13, 2010
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Service Animals:  Too Much of a Good Thing?

Written by Tiffany Huggard-Lee for Day in Washington. The use of service animals has been increasing, and as a result, service animals have been in the news a lot lately. Sometimes, this is a good thing, such as when the articles lead to an increased public awareness of the rights of service animal users,...
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Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights

July 24, 2009
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Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2009 CONTACT CCD International Task Force David Hutt, Co-Chair   (202) 408-9514 x.129   David.Hutt@ndrn.org Day Al-Mohamed, Co-Chair   (202) 336-6061   DWilliamsAl-Mohamed@apa.org Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights Washington, D.C. – The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) joins the broader human...
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Sonia Sotomayor Hearings and her Disability Cases (A Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast)

July 10, 2009
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Sonia Sotomayor Hearings and her Disability Cases (A Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast)

Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at disability policy issues. Today’s podcast/blog post is a about Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.  On July 13th,  the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin their hearings to determine whether or not to confirm her for the...
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

June 22, 2009
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

Greetings! Great news! Things are still busy, but I’m hoping that with the brand new Twitter feed, I can now offer a little more detail as to everything going on here in Washington DC. Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at disability policy issues. Today’s podcast/blog post...
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China’s National Human Rights Plan (and its inclusion of Disability) – Day In Washington Policy Podcast #37

April 16, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at Disability policy issues both here in the United States and also abroad. This week’s episode is focused on China. In 1993, the United Nations called on countries to establish a national human rights plan. On Monday, the Chinese government published its...
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ADA Amendments Act in the Courtroom – Audio Now Available

April 14, 2009
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On March 3rd, 2009 I posted in Day In Washington about Kirk Jenkins’ lawsuit against the National Board of Medical Examiners. He had been denied an accommodation for the Medical Licensing Exam and filed a lawsuit. Kirk lost his initial lawsuit because the circuit court didn’t consider him "disabled enough" under the ADA. The...
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