Disability, Civil Rights Law, and Policy: Cases and Materials

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Thomson/West, 2005 - Law - 1396 pages
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There have been dramatic legal and policy developments, and strong academic and practical interest, in the area of American and international disability civil rights law. This casebook comprehensively examines the development of disability rights law and policy in the United States and abroad in a format for use as a law or graduate school teaching tool. It gives a complete and current treatment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the background of the statutes passage, definition of disability, discrimination in employment, public services, and public accommodations, as well as the statutes remedial structure. It includes sections on the background of the disability rights movement, international disability law, and discrimination in housing and education. The authors also discuss disability law and technology issues in depth, as well as disability-related social welfare and tax policy. The book offers ample opportunity for case analysis by students, as well as providing thought-provoking discussion topics.

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Peter Blanck is University Professor at Syracuse University and chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI). Blanck received a JD from Stanford University, where he was president of the Stanford Law Review, and a PhD in social psychology from Harvard University. He is chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) and president of Raising the Floor (RtF) USA. His books include Genetic Discrimination: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response (with Quinn and de Paor, forthcoming); Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy (with Myhill, Siegal and Waterstone, 2014); People with Disabilities: Sidelined or Mainstreamed? (with Schur and Kruse, 2013); Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Analysis of Federal Law (with Goldstein and Myhill, 2013); and Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans and Benefits in Post-Civil War America (with Logue, 2010).

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