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DC Circuit upholds disability hiring rule

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Regulations designed to expand employment opportunities
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected an industry backed challenge December 12 to new federal regulations for government contractors in hiring people with disabilities. Section 503 of the…
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FBI announces latest hate crime statistics

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Hate Crimes
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program released its annual hate crime statistics December 8, reporting 92 incidents of disability motivated hate crimes in 2013. The figure is slightly lower than that of 2012, when…
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Supreme Court takes up death penalty case

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U.S. Supreme Court
The Supreme Court granted certiorari on an appeal from a death-row inmate December 5, in a case with significant implications for the due process rights of people with intellectual disabilities in capital punishment cases. The case, Brumfield
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DOE: Incarcerated children must receive special education services

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Education for Inmates with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education released new guidance December 5, reminding state and local government agencies of their obligations to provide required special education services to students in prison. “Absent a specific exception, all (Individuals…
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DREDF releases new health care advocacy training

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Improving Health Care Access
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund recently released a new training module to assist other advocacy organizations with improving access to health care and long-term supports for people with disabilities. The self-directed course covers a…
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