ERIC Number: ED142013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Mental Retardation and the Law: A Report on Status of Current Court Cases.
Friedman, Paul; Beck, Ronna Lee
Included in the report are summaries of four new cases and updated information on 38 cases regarding legal issues in mental retardation. Featured is a review of cases dealing with liability of judges and lawyers in violating the rights of mentally retarded persons. Other issues addressed (with sample court case in parentheses) include commitment (Poe v. Weinberger, District of Columbia); education (Rainey, et al. v. Tennessee Department of Education, et al.); employment (Sonnenburg v. Bowen, Indiana); and treatment (Welsch v. Likins, Minnesota). (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.