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Board does not have immunity, U.S. court rules in accommodations case

The New York State Board of Law Examiners is an arm of an agency that accepts federal funding and the board is thus not entitled to immunity under the Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution for suits under the federal Rehabilitation Act, a federal judge ruled September 18 (T.W. v. New York State Board of Law Examiners).

The board denied an aspiring attorney (who is not named in court documents) her requested accommodations when she took the state's bar exam in 2013 and 2014 . . .

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