Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a case concerning whether a disabled girl who was prevented… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a case concerning whether a disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog, Wonder, in school could sue the school district for emotional damages. Ehlena Fry was born with cerebral palsy. Wonder was trained to open and close doors, pick up things she dropped, and stabilize her so she could make transfers from a chair to walker or toilet seat. School officials provided Ehlena with an aide to help her at school and argued that the dog was unnecessary.

The court unanimously ruled on February 22, 2017, that the Fry family did not first have to exhaust all administrative remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act before suing for damages under federal disability laws, thus sending the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. close

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Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools Oral Argument

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Program ID:
415430-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 10, 2016 | 5:09am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 15, 2016 | 3:57am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Nov 10, 2016 | 5:09am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 10, 2016 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 14, 2016 | 10:05pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 15, 2016 | 3:57am EST | C-SPAN 3
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