Amicus (Friend of the Court) Briefs

Amicus (Friend of the Court) Briefs

The Arc is also active in filing and joining amicus briefs to ensure that we can expand our reach to a wide array of cases nationwide. Recent examples include:

  • Ball v. Kasich: in support of a class of individuals with disabilities alleging that Ohio’s service system for people with I/DD violates the ADA’s integration mandate.
  •  CCJEF v. Rell: emphasizing the ability of students with even the most significant disabilities to learn and progress in school and the right of all students with disabilities to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
  •  In Re Elijah C.: in support of a mother with intellectual disability whose parental rights were terminated, arguing that such proceedings must comply with the ADA.
  •  Postawko v. Missouri Department of Corrections: in support of a class of prisoners with disabilities seeking life-saving medical treatment.

More information on our amicus work can be found here.