February 26,2018

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Today’s episode takes a look at HR 620. What does it mean, and why does Congress want to make changes to one of the most successful, bipartisan, and beloved pieces of legislation in the past 30 years?

First, though, the guys update break down a recent decision from the Eastern District of New York also enjoining Trump’s rescission of DACA. Why did a second court block Trump’s order? Listen and find out!

During the main segment, Andrew walks us through the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act and what restrictions HR 620 would impose on would-be plaintiffs. Is it as bad as people are saying? (Hint: yes.)

After that, we answer a somewhat off-the-wall question from listener Mark Lunn that’s a follow-up to Episode 147 with Lucien Greaves.

Finally, we end with the answer to Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #64 about dog law, accidental trespass, and… well, you’ll just have to listen.

Show Notes & Links

  1. Don’t forget to show up for the monthly Q&A.
  2. We covered the first court decision enjoining Trump’s order on DACA in Episode 140. You can read the https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/documents/389/21170/123113980550.pdf second (New York) decision here].
  3. The relevant provision of the ADA modified by HR 620 is 42 U.S.C. § 12188.

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  • [00:00:00] Commercial
  • [00:00:07] Intro
  • [00:02:39] Breakin' (Down) The Law: DACA
    • [00:02:57] California District Case and Bypass Certiorari
    • [00:04:38] East District of New York Case
    • [00:05:55] The Now Dead Moderate Compromise
    • [00:11:05] Judge Garaufis (NY) Opinion
  • [00:22:00] Main Segment: Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act
    • [00:29:33] The proposal
  • [00:44:19] Commercial
  • [00:45:41] Listener Questions: Does a 24 year old fetus have the rights of an adult?
  • [00:52:19] New Patron Tuesday
  • [00:54:16] Thomas Takes The Bar Exam: Defense of Accidental Shooting of a Trespassing Neighbor (answer)
  • [01:58:16] Outro

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