DREDF in the News

Disability Rights Group: 30 Years as a Force for Change
Independence Today News, Troy, NY
(December 9, 2009)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Special Education Ruling’s Effects Unclear
The New York Times
(Nov 17, 2005)

Burden of Proof Now on Parents in School Cases
The New York Times
(Nov 15, 2005)

Senate IDEA bill gets even better, heads for clash with House version. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
Report on Disability Programs
Business Publishers, Inc.
(May 27, 2004)

Senate Approves Special Education Measure
The New York Times
(May 14, 2004)

Disability Rights Cases Heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

Disability law suffers in high court; 4 recent rulings undercut ADA, say groups that work with disabled
San Francisco Chronicle
(June 23, 2002)

Court Ruling Limits Disabilities Law; Justices Say Toyota Need Not Assist Worker
San Francisco Chronicle
(January 9, 2002)

States Given Immunity in Disability Suits – No damages in cases under federal ADA
The San Francisco Chronicle
(Febuary 22, 2001)

The Supreme Court: Discrimination; Wide Impact Is Seen For Ruling on H.I.V.”
The New York Times
(June 27, 1998)

Assisted Suicide

Facilitating Assisted Suicide Is Not The Way To Go
Opinion by Marilyn Golden
Capitol Weekly
(May 22, 2008)

Assisted suicide attacked from an unlikely front
Los Angeles Times
(August 6, 2007)

Assisted suicide bill puts pressure on patients to die sooner
Opinion by Marilyn Golden
San Jose Mercury News
(March 01, 2007)

Bill To Assist Suicide Loses: Supporters Concede Defeat After a Democrat’s Surprise Opposition Leaves Plan a Vote Short on State Senate Panel
Sacramento Bee
(June 28, 2006)

Is California Next in Line? In Sacramento, backers of an assisted-suicide law say they’ve gained a lot of momentum from the court ruling. But they still face major obstacles
Los Angeles Times
(January 18, 2006)

Oregon Suicide Data Misleading
US Newswire
(March 8, 2006)

Access to Health Care

Getting Access to Health Care
National Public Radio
(September 13, 2007)

DREDF Cases

NAD, et al. v. Netflix

Netflix Reaches Deal to End Lawsuit Over Closed Captioning of Streamed Movies, TV Shows
Boston.com
(October 10, 2012)

US judge rules Netflix subject to disability act
Boston Globe
(June 22, 2012)

Castaneda, et al. v. Burger King Corporation, et al.

Wheelchair users sue Burger King
San Francisco Chronicle
(September 11, 2008)

KC et al. v. Jack O’Connell, et al.

Settlement entitles California’s diabetic kids to care at school
San Francisco Chronicle
(August 9, 2007)

Lawsuit: Schools Neglect Diabetics
The Oakland Tribune, (California)
(October 12, 2005)

Emma C. v. Delaine Eastin, et al.

Suit Filed Over Special Education
San Francisco Chronicle 
(March 20, 2001)

East Palo Alto District Ordered To Fix Program – Special ed classes found lacking
The San Francisco Chronicle
(January 5, 2000)

Davis et al. v. Department of Health and Human Services et al.

S.F.’s Plan to Keep Laguna Honda Draws Protest – Disability Rights Activists Say City’s Nursing Home Too Large
The San Francisco Chronicle
(October 20, 2001)

Sharp Divisions on Laguna Honda Future – Bond Foes Say Rebuilt Hospital in S.F. Would Still Be a Relic
The San Francisco Chronicle
(October 19, 1999)

Lawson, et al. v. Chevron

National Agreement Reached to Improve Accessibility at Stations Owned by Chevron.”
PR Newswire
(Feb 2, 1999)

Chevron Reaches Pact With Disabled Group – Oil Giant to Ensure Stations Are Accessible
The San Francisco Chronicle
(February 3, 1999)

Greener v. Shell

Shell to Fix Stations for Disabled Access
The San Francisco Chronicle
(June 19, 1998)

Shell, Disability Rights Group Reach Agreement
The Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
(June 19, 1998)