By Keith Hiatt, PhD Candidate, Berkeley Law On Thursday, January 22, 2015, at approximately 6:30 PM, a seventeen-year-old woman walked into a police station in Longview, Texas. By 7:00 PM, she was dead, shot multiple times by police officers. The young woman had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. We don’t know why she walked into the police station, or why she asked to speak … Read More Suspects With Disabilities: ADA Title II, Arrests, and Reasonable Accommodations
Symposium: Exploring Law, Disability and the Challenge of Equality in Canada and the United States Click here to Watch Symposium Video Click here to Read Symposium Papers Berkeley Law, December 5, 2014 Summary by Chandima Karunanayaka (JD/MSW Candidate 2016) & Stephanie Skinner (MSW/JD Candidate 2015) Disability Legal Studies Fellows 2014-2015, Windsor Law, Canada Introduction The much-anticipated conference, Exploring Law, Disability and the Challenge of … Read More Symposium: Exploring Law, Disability and the Challenge of Equality in Canada and the United States
By Laverne Jacobs (Associate Professor, Windsor Law) and Chandima Karunanayaka (JD/MSW Candidate ’16) Mr. Stott was a passenger with a mobility limitation. He was a permanent wheelchair user and paralyzed from the shoulders down. In 2008, he and his wife booked a return flight through Thomas Cook Tour Operators. Due to his physical condition, Mr. Stott requested at the time of booking that his … Read More Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators: Human Rights Left without a Remedy?