ERIC Number: ED117913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Mental Retardation and the Law: A Report on Status of Current Court Cases, December 1975.
Friedman, Paul R.; Beck, Ronna Lee
Reported are seven new court cases and updated information on 39 previously reported cases regarding the legal rights of the retarded. Analyzed are cases on the following topics (with sample cases in parentheses): classification (Steward, et. al. v. Philips, et al.); commitment (Pate v. Parham and White v. Director of Michigan Department of Mental Health); education (California Association for Retarded Children v. State Board of Education); employment (Roebuck, et al. v. Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services, et al.); guardianship (Schultz v. Borradaile); sterilization (National Welfare Rights Organization, et al. v. Weinberger, et al.); treatment (Burnham v. Department of Health of the State of Georgia); voting (Carrole, et al. v. Cobb, et al.); and zoning (City of Temple Terrace v. Hillsborough Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc.). The final section lists 61 closed cases in the following areas: architectural barriers, classification, commitment, custody, education, employment, guardianship, protection from harm, sterilization, treatment, and zoning. (CL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.