ERIC Number: ED202440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Supreme Court of the United States, No. 80-317. University of Texas et al., Petitioner, v. Walter Camensich. On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
The Supreme Court case of University of Texas et al versus Walter Camenisch, which involved the complaint of a deaf graduate student that the University had violated Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for refusing to pay for a sign language interpreter, is presented. The basis of the complaint was that the university received federal funds and therefore was legally liable for refusal to comply with the federal legislation. Finding a possibility that Camenisch would be irreparably harmed in the absence of an injunction, and finding a substantial likelihood that Camenisch would prevail on the merits, the District Court granted a preliminary injunction requiring that the University pay for Camenisch's interpreter, but Camenisch had to post a security bond pending the outcome of the litigation. The Supreme Court held that the question of whether a preliminary injunction should have been issued is moot because the terms of the injunction have been fully and irrevocably carried out, but as the Court of Appeals indicated, the question of whether the University must pay for the interpreter remains for trial on the merits. A syllabus of the case and the concurring opinion of Chief Justice Burger are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.