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DOJ, Louisiana reach settlement to modify legal admission criteria

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Louisiana to Stop Discriminatory Mental Disabilities Inquiries
Candidates seeking admission to practice law in Louisiana will no longer have to provide responses to inquiries into their mental disabilities, under a settlement announced August 15 by the U.S. Department of Justice…
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Judge recommends that grocery chain be held in contempt, again

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Medical leave policies
A federal judge has recommended that Supervalu Inc. be held in contempt and sanctioned for violating a consent decree with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, for its alleged continuous failure to comply with the Americans with…
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New NYC law aims to reduce risks of wandering

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new measure, known as “Avonte’s Law,” on August 7, requiring the city to take new measures to protect students prone to wandering. The law was spurred by…
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Beacon Hill redesign goes to court

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In a case pitting disability advocates against historic preservation activists, the Beacon Hill Civic Association filed a lawsuit in state court on August 12, to halt a planned reconstruction of the historic Boston neighborhood. The lawsuit…
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Congress passes renewed Autism Act

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Autism CARES Act signed into law
Just in time for the August recess, the Senate unanimously passed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (Autism CARES), the nation’s primary legislation for autism research. President Obama signed the bill…
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