Supreme Court Cases
New Episode! Upcoming Supreme Court Session: Critical Cases that Could Impact the Disability Community

New Episode! Upcoming Supreme Court Session: Critical Cases that Could Impact the Disability Community

Speakers

Peter Blanck
Host: Peter Blanck, JD, Ph.D. –  Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute and University Professor at Syracuse University
Claudia Center
Attorney: Claudia Center, JD, Legal Director of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Arlene Mayerson
Attorney: Arlene Mayerson, JD, Directing Attorney of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán
Attorney: Victoria Rodríguez-Roldán, JD, senior policy manager for AIDS United

Case Summaries

(1) CVS v. Doe concerning whether Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973—and by extension Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—provides a disparate-impact cause of action for plaintiffs alleging disability discrimination.

(2) Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller addresses whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the statutes that incorporate its remedies for victims of discrimination, such as the Rehabilitation Act and the Affordable Care Act, include compensation for emotional distress.

(3) United States v. Vaello-Madero. The question before the court is whether Congress violated the Fifth Amendment by establishing the Supplemental Security Income program in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands, but not in Puerto Rico.

Our distinguished guests for this episode are Arlene Mayerson J.D. (Directing Attorney Emerita and Of Counsel, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)), Victoria Rodriguez Roldan, J.D. (Senior Policy Manager, AIDS United), and Claudia Center, J.D. (Legal Director DREDF). Our host is Dr. Peter Blanck, J.D., Ph.D., University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.

Key Words: Fifth Amendment, Supplemental Security Income, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Affordable Care Act, Disability Discrimination, Civil Rights Act of 1964

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