ERIC Number: ED084756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Mental Retardation and the Law: A Report on Status of Current Court Cases.
Summarized are 35 current court cases on the legal status of the mentally retarded in terms of the right to treatment, to protection from harm, to just compensation for labor, to education, to fair classification; and in regards to custody and commitment laws. Given for each case is state, title, current status, summary, and analysis. The cases are from the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Tennessee, New York, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Iowa, and Indiana. Also provided are appendixes of publications on the rights of the mentally retarded and a glossary of legal terms. Examples of cases are "Wyatt v. Stickney" (right to treatment) in Alabama; "Townsend v. Treadway, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health" (right to just compensation for labor) in Tennessee; and "Mills v. Board of Education" (right to education) in the District of Columbia. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of Mental Retardation Coordination.