Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Jersey Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit

TRENTON — New Jersey is too broke to move 1,850 people with developmental disabilities out of institutions in the next five years, so a lawsuit demanding it do so should be dismissed, an attorney representing the state said Wednesday.
The case stems from a federal Supreme Court ruling that says federal law protects the right of disabled people to live in "the most integrated setting’’ safely possible.

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