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Board immune from discrimination suit by test-taker under federal Rehabilitation Act because board did not directly receive federal funds

A candidate for admission to the bar and licensing as a lawyer, who failed the bar exam after being granted only partial accommodations, could not pursue a discrimination case against the New York State Board of Law Examiners under the federal Rehabilitation Act because the board did not directly receive federal funds and was therefore not subject to the Act, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held April 21.

The candidate, "T.W.," had argued that the board received federal funding because some candidates' state bar examination fees were reimbursed by a federal agency, but the court ruled . . .

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