Hurricane Harvey

Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request For Year-Long Delay In Suits Over Harvey Flooding

Posted on · Justice Department attorneys said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needed the time to “look for documents” regarding the release of floodwaters from Addicks and Barker Dams, which inundated thousands of homes. Chief Judge Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims slammed the request as “insulting.”

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Harris County and Justice Department Battle Over Claims of ADA Non-Compliance at Polling Places

Posted on · Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department sued Harris County, alleging the county hasn’t taken enough steps to make polling places more accessible to voters with disabilities, citing — among other things — architectural barriers at some locations. The suit seeks a court order to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by the […]

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Was the City of Beaumont Intentionally Trying to Restrict People with Disabilities from Living There?

Posted on · Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department announced that the City of Beaumont agreed to pay $475,000 and change its zoning and land use practices to resolve a lawsuit alleging it discriminated against people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who sought to live in small group homes in the city’s residential neighborhoods. The settlement stems from […]