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ACLU Comment on Two Supreme Court Wins for Civil Liberties


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ACLU Comment on Two Supreme Court Wins for Civil Liberties

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NEW YORK - The Supreme Court ruled today in a death penalty case and a disabilities rights case.

The latter, Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and was decided unanimously. The court found that the Americans with Disabilities Act allows a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy to sue for violations unrelated to the adequacy of her education without first exhausting administrative proceedings.

The capital punishment case, Buck v. Davis, was decided 6-2 in favor of granting Duane Buck a new sentencing hearing.

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