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Olmstead at 25: A History and Examination of its Importance (w/ Lydia Dawson and Ira Burnim)

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In this episode, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Olmstead v. L.C. Supreme Court decision. First, with Lydia Dawson, ANCOR’s VP of Government Relations, we explain the decision and its importance.
Then, we welcome Ira Burnim, a lawyer from The Bazelon Center who worked on the case in the leadup to the Supreme Court’s 1999 decision. Ira details the decades of cases prior, coalitions built, strategies deployed, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that gave the fight new life.
This podcast is produced by ANCOR, the leading voice in Washington, DC, for providers of services for people with disabilities.