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Disabilities and the Law: The Evolution of Independence
Signing the Declaration of Independence, Stephen Hopkins referred to his cerebral palsy, saying “My hand trembles but my heart does not.” More than two centuries later, thousands of people attended the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act and Public Emergencies: Is There an “Exigent Circumstances” Exception to the Act?
Under what circumstances are public entities, required to provide meaningful access to programs, services, or activities under Title II of the ADA, excused from providing such access? Do exigent circumstances excuse compliance?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Criminal Justice System: From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan
Post-traumatic stress disorder had a deep impact on our criminal justice system following the Vietnam War and will continue to do so long after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have ended.
Health Care Reform in the Federal Courts
Earlier this year, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, the most sweeping overhaul of health care financing in our nation’s history. Tracking the process through our federal courts may be the best way to ensure that attorneys are informed as advisors and advocates—and as citizens.
Challenges to Mandatory Detention Under U.S. Immigration Law
Mandatory detention of aliens facing removal proceedings is becoming more prevalent. There are many ways in which aliens can challenge the mandatory detention provision of the immigration law and obtain a bond hearing.