June 23, 2022
Today, the Department of Justice commemorates the twenty-third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., a landmark case interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Olmstead, the Court ruled that the ADA prohibits the unnecessary segregation of people with disabilities, who have a right to live and receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate.
The ongoing public health emergency underscores the urgency of providing meaningful alternatives to institutional care for people with disabilities. As we emerge from the pandemic, Olmstead enforcement remains a high priority for the department. To learn more about DOJ’s recent Olmstead enforcement actions, read today’s blog post on the anniversary of this key decision: Justice Department Commemorates the Anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C. | OPA | Department of Justice. To find out more about the ADA, visit ada.gov or call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD).Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice
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