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Community for Permanent Supported Housing et al. v. Housing Authority of the City of Dallas

Amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of Plaintiffs’ request to reverse dismissal order of complaint seeking reasonable accommodations to Section 8 Project Based Voucher program, which would increase otherwise scarce affordable housing opportunities for people with I/DD in North Texas.

Public Charge Amicus Briefs

Amicus briefs filed in federal district courts in Washington, New York, and California in support of three lawsuits on behalf of 21 states against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security challenging the administration's "public charge" rule as illegal discrimination. The briefs, on behalf of a coalition of national disability advocacy organizations, argue that the new rule discriminates on the basis of disability and must be withdrawn.

Undisclosed Podcast: State v. Rocky Myers – Episode 4: Of Mice and Men

Through a review of Rocky Myers’ case in Alabama and a discussion with The Arc’s legal director, this episode explores the Supreme Court’s opinion in Atkins and later decisions holding that executing people with intellectual disability violates the constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Prisons as Institutions: An Overview of Challenges Facing Prisoners with I/DD and Proposed Solutions Under the ADA and Other Disability Rights Laws (University of Minnesota Impact Magazine, 2017)

Individuals with I/DD are dramatically over-represented in prisons and jails and face unique barriers. Powerful laws exist to protect them, but prisoners need accessible resources to assist them in advocating for their rights. This article explores recommendations to ensure equity for prisoners with I/DD.

Using the ADA's 'Integration Mandate' to Disrupt Mass Incarceration (Denver Law Review, 2019)

This document explores how advocates have used, and are beginning to use in new ways, the “integration mandate” of the Americans with Disabilities Act to advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities to avoid unnecessary entanglement with the criminal justice system.