Navigation Links
Obama Judicial Nominee Opposed By Coalition of Disability Rights Organizations
Date:4/29/2009

Judge Andre Davis' Record Reveals Bias Against Workers with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national nonpartisan coalition of disability, civil rights and social justice organizations today announced their opposition to the confirmation of Judge Andre Davis, President Obama's pick for a lifetime seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

ADA Watch and the National Coalition for Disability Rights (NCDR) are opposing Davis because his record as a district court judge in Maryland reveals a bias against workers with disabilities. The group stated that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is critical to the efforts of people with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment and to become fully participating members of their communities.

The organization's president, Jim Ward joined other leaders at the White House last week and informed the Administration of their opposition. Ward stated today, "The current leadership in Congress and the White House have promised to select judicial nominees who understand the challenges facing working Americans and who are committed to core value of equal justice. We believe that in the area of disability rights this nominee's record does not meet these baseline criteria and, therefore, we are opposed to Judge Davis's elevation to the Fourth Circuit and will mobilize our membership in this regard."

  • Judge Davis has repeatedly imposed inappropriately stringent standards that have prevented individuals with disabilities from enforcing rights under federal antidiscrimination laws, particularly in the area of employment.
  • He has made it exceedingly difficult for people to show that they are individuals with disabilities entitled to the protections that Congress provided in the ADA.
  • He has incorrectly imposed procedural hurdles on ADA plaintiffs that are contrary to the ADA's requirements.
  • He has applied cramped interpretations of law to reject the discrimination claims of workers with disabilities.

Supporting research can be found at www.adawatch.org

ADA Watch is a national, cross-disability coalition of hundreds of disability, civil rights and social justice organizations united to defend and advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. The National Coalition for Disability Rights (NCDR) is the national association of state disability coalitions. For nearly a decade, ADA Watch/NCDR's Campaign for Fair Judges has informed the disability community and the general public regarding judicial nominees that pose a threat, based on their public records, to civil rights protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights laws. While not all of our national and state coalition partners take positions on judicial nominees or share this position, a majority of our Board of Directors has voted to formally oppose the confirmation of Judge Davis.


'/>"/>
SOURCE ADA Watch Coalition
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Coalition of Leaders in Science and Research Commend Obama Administration for Commitment to Medical Innovation During First 100 Days
2. Foodborne Illness Victims Mark President Obamas First 100 Days By Calling For Permanent Fix To Food Safety System
3. IAPAC Lauds Obama Choice for Global AIDS Coordinator
4. APS commends President Obamas commitment to greater investment in science
5. Pelosi Statement on President Obamas Nomination of Dr. Eric Goosby as Global AIDS Coordinator
6. 50,000 Letters Sent to Notre Dame Alumni Re: Obama; In Letter, Bishop Gracida Urged Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon to Refuse Award
7. Study to Document Billions in Annual Health Care Savings From Group Purchasing Organizations That Could Play Bigger Role in Obama Health Care Reform
8. Obama Says Swine Flu Outbreak No Cause for Alarm
9. Christine Cassel, MD Appointed to President Obamas Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
10. YWCA USA Applauds President Obamas National Call for Volunteer Service
11. Health Workforce Reform Fundamental to Successful Health Reform, AAHC tells Obama Administration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 03, 2016 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation ... research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, ... Event in New York City, with long-time partners The Paul Foundation, on November ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... , ... While James Earl Jones is known for myriad roles on stage ... "Front Page". One of the forthcoming episodes examines mammogram techniques; a very important part ... part due to early detection. Like any other disease, treatments have a much higher ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 03, 2016 , ... Penrose Senior Care Auditors® was ... Tuesday evening at the 26th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony and ... Institute for Entrepreneurship. Dallas 100™, co-founded by the Caruth Institute, honors the ingenuity, ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... Patients who wish to gain ... of a cosmetic procedure known as Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing ... age spots, fine lines, uneven coloration, wrinkles, scarring, skin laxity or textural ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... , ... December 04, 2016 , ... Responsible dental care ... must brush properly to achieve optimal results. This important necessity inspired an inventor from ... for a way to ensure that people break or avoid bad techniques of brushing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... Ill. , Dec. 5, 2016 For ... score on the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Foundation,s ... The CEI is a national benchmarking tool used to ... bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employee equality. For ... Survey to help companies gauge their equality efforts, culture ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016 Eisai Inc. ... at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy ... CIII, is indicated as an adjunctive therapy for the ... secondarily generalized seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTC) ... age and older. Please see Important Safety Information for ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016  Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., ... a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing ... from its European MAESTRO post-market surveillance and clinical follow-up ... Symposium (SABCS) taking place from December 6-10, 2016 ... San Antonio, Texas . Seno ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: