Tag Archives: deaf

Supreme Court to swear in large group of deaf lawyers

WASHINGTON — Mobile phones ordinarily are strictly forbidden in the marble courtroom of the nation’s highest court, but the justices are making an exception next week when roughly a dozen deaf and hard-of-hearing lawyers will be admitted to the Supreme ...

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Hopkins violated ADA by not hiring interpreter, judge rules

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Johns Hopkins Hospital can be held liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for rescinding a job offer to a deaf nurse by claiming that paying for a sign language interpreter was cost-prohibitive, a federal judge has ruled. Lauren Searls ...

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Appellant Stephen Platt is a deaf man who was fired from his job for allegedly signing obscenities in American Sign Language. Platt sought unemployment compensation, but was denied benefits by a Claims Specialist because he had engaged in gross misconduct. He appeals.

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Deaf inmates sue state prisons, seek services, technology

A group of deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and others claiming they are regularly denied access to specialized phones and technology that allow them to ...

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Top 5: ‘He betrayed people who trusted him’

Judicial applicants and guilty pleas dominated the most-read legal affairs stories of the week. The names of those applying for seats on the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals were announced, while a former bank vice president and ...

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Federal judge: ADA doesn’t apply to Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America chapter covering Washington’s Maryland suburbs need not provide accommodations for its disabled young members under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal judge in Baltimore has ruled. The National Capital Area Council of the Boy ...

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Deafness no object for budding PA

WILLIAMSPORT — Marissa Clopper has learned many lessons in her 27 years. Her advice to others? Follow your dreams, don’t let anything hold you back, and be the best you can be. Taking that advice to heart, Clopper finds herself ...

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