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Veteran’s challenge of mental health questions on license application may proceed, court rules

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a first-year law student against the state bar of Florida claiming that its mental health evaluation process for bar applicants violated two federal statutes: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Hobbs vs. Florida Board of Bar Examiners) .

The applicant's ADA claims presented legitimate questions, the judge held June 16, and the question of whether the state had waived liability to suit under the Rehabilitation Act had . . .

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