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Board, applicant spar over mental health questions

2016-11-17_13-09-59_resizedA lawyer is suing the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for imposing ‘unfair scrutiny’ on him after they asked questions of his past alcoholism. The attorney, identified in court documents as ‘John Doe’, alleges that the questions and subsequent delaying of an outcome from his application to The Florida Bar are discriminatory and therefore in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. However the Board have asked the federal judge in charge of the lawsuit to dismiss it, claiming their inquiries and request for further evaluation are simply part of standard “character and fitness investigation.”

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