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Ban On Firearms Sales To Medical Marijuana Card Holders Upheld By Federal Appeals Court
In analyzing Wilson's Second Amendment claim, the Ninth Circuit cited studies and surveys that demonstrate a strong link between drug use, including marijuana use, and violence.
United States
13 Sep 2016
NY Appeals Court Says Accessible Entrance Is Not Feasible
A New York appellate court has upheld a property owner's claim of "structural infeasibility" in refusing to construct an accessible entrance, effectively breathing new life into a defense that owners and tenants often rely on ...
United States
11 Aug 2016
A Glimmer Of Hope? NY Court Agrees Accessible Entrance Would Be Structurally Infeasible
A New York appellate court has upheld a property owner's claim of "structural infeasibility" in refusing to construct an accessible entrance, effectively breathing new life into a defense that owners and tenants often rely on ..
United States
9 Aug 2016
Reasonable Accommodation/Modification Medical Verification Checklist: Is The Resident Disabled?
As discussed regularly in this space (and elsewhere), the number of reasonable accommodation and/or reasonable modification requests continues to significantly increase each and every year.
United States
21 Jul 2016
A Nexus Between A Disability And The Assistance Provided By A Service Animal Is Required To Overcome No-Pet Policies
A disabled woman, Ms. Rubin, has been denied the ability to purchase a unit in Kennedy House, Inc., a "residential cooperative building" with a no-pet policy...
United States
20 Jul 2016
DOJ Settles Design And Construction Fair Housing Act Case For $160,000
Continuing its efforts to enforce the Fair Housing Act (FHA), last week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it had settled a disability case for $160,000 that it filed in Ohio.
United States
24 Jun 2016
Remembering Those Who Gave the Last Full Measure of Devotion for Our Country
Maybe I'm just becoming a cranky middle-aged man. But the seeming confusion over Memorial Day, especially when we've lost almost 7,000 American servicemen and women in the wars we've been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan ..
United States
27 May 2016
Don't Leave The Seat Up – CA May Require Single-User Restrooms To Be "All Gender"
The state legislature is considering a bill to require one-person restrooms to be labelled "All Gender." The California Assembly approved the bill (AB 1732) on May 9, 2016 and it is now before the Senate.
United States
17 May 2016
Cities, Schools Say Transgender Restroom Use A Matter Of Identity
Mark W. Fitzgerald is featured in the Metro article, "Cities, Schools Say Transgender Restroom Use a Matter of Identity." View the full article.
United States
13 May 2016
PHRC Interim Chairman Joel Bolstein Carries On Lengthy Family Legacy
M. Joel Bolstein is featured in the Jewish Exponent article, "PHRC Interim Chairman Joel Bolstein Carries on Lengthy Family Legacy."
United States
3 May 2016
New School Rules Give Transgender Students ‘Right To Be Who They Are'
Jeffrey T. Sultanik is featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article, "New School Rules Give Transgender Students 'Right to Be Who They Are.'"
United States
27 Apr 2016
Back In The Saddle Again: New York City Council Votes To Broaden The New York City Human Rights Law For A Second Time
As a nice follow-up on New Jersey's proposed expanded equal pay and discrimination protections ..
United States
25 Mar 2016
DOJ Settles Racial Discrimination Fair Housing Act Case For $40,000
Late last month, the US DOJ announced that the owner/operator of a mobile home park in Fort Myers, Florida had resolved a case alleging that the defendant had discriminated against African Americans in violation of the FHA.
United States
21 Mar 2016
Colorado Attempts To Crack Down On Fake Service Animals
Couldn't anyone benefiting from pet ownership claim that their pet provides emotional support?
United States
11 Mar 2016
Some Thoughts On Documenting Responses To Reasonable Accommodation Requests
I do not typically use my own active cases as examples here at the Fair Housing Defense blog, but a similar issue has come up in two of them (one on the east coast and one on the west coast) that I thought merited a post.
United States
8 Feb 2016
A Turkey As An Assistance Animal? Read On.
I was talking with a family practice physician a couple of weeks ago. She asked what I did for a living and we started to discuss various issues that involve both our professional lives.
United States
22 Jan 2016
Valley Vets React To Court's Allowance Of Wearing Unearned Military Medals
Lincoln Bandlow was featured in the WKBN 27 broadcast "Valley Vets React to Court's Allowance of Wearing Unearned Military Medals."
United States
19 Jan 2016
Open Carry Is The Law Of The Land In Texas As Of Jan. 1
Mark A. Goodman was featured in The Bellingham Herald article, "Open Carry is the Law of the Land in Texas as of Jan. 1."
United States
18 Jan 2016
NYC Commission On Human Rights Issues Transgender Discrimination Guidance Just Before The New Year
As most employers in New York City are aware, existing law prohibits employers from terminating, refusing to hire or promote, or setting different terms of employment because of an individual's actual or perceived status as a transgender person.
United States
4 Jan 2016
The Nonhuman Rights Project Takes Another Stab At Tommy, The Chimpanzee
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) filed another petition for a writ of habeas corpus
United States
7 Dec 2015
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