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Disability Discrimination: Visitors
Monthly Law Journal
Issues Pertaining to Visitation -- Part One, 2008 (5) AELE Mo.
Monthly Law Journal Article: Legal Issues Pertaining to Visitation -- Part Two, 2008 (6) AELE Mo. L.J. 301.
Monthly Law Journal Article: Accommodation
of Wheelchair-Bound Prisoners, 2009 (10)
AELE Mo. L. J. 301.
A wheelchair-bound woman suffering from multiple sclerosis contended that she was denied a reasonable accommodation for her disability in connection with her request to visit her incarcerated husband. Her disability allegedly prevented her from visiting him because she cannot travel long distances, and he is imprisoned 300 miles away from her home. Reversing the dismissal of her lawsuit, a federal appeals court held that the plaintiff had standing to assert a disability discrimination claim, and that the trial court improperly failed to address whether she had sufficiently alleged that the visitation program was administered in a discriminatory manner, which it should do on remand. Fulton v. Goord, #06-5023, 2009 U.S. App. Lexis 28064 (2nd Cir.).
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