Tag: Obama Administration

Supreme Court Deadlocked Over Immigration, Leaving Millions in Jeopardy

The Supreme Court deadlocked on a decision regarding President Barack Obama’s immigration policy, leaving millions of undocumented immigrants in jeopardy. The justices released a one-sentence ruling: “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.” This leaves the program, which would have prevented millions of people from being deported, in…

Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

By Frank Kineavy Photo: Shutterstock Providers for people with disabilities will be exempt from a new U.S. Department of Labor mandate that would have potentially hindered their services for the people who rely on them. The new rule, effective December 1, 2016, requires employers to provide their staff overtime pay…

Republicans Freak Out Over Transgender Guidance

Before the ink was dry on a directive by the Obama administration sent Friday instructing public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, political and religious leaders across the country were calling on everything from defying the directive to violently confronting LGBT supporters….

Disability Activists Arrested for Protesting Outside White House

By Frank Kineavy AP Photo During a demonstration on the lawn of the White House, 49 protesters from the disability rights group ADAPT were arrested for blocking the sidewalk. ADAPT, which was one of the earliest groups to champion equality for people with disabilities, was calling on the president to…