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Posted On July 14, 2021
The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) has said a lower court ruling that denied the Trump administration’s request to change the definition of a disability is unconstitutional.
The High Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in September that the definition used by the U.P.P., which covers many disabilities, is too broad.
The Supreme Court has said that the disability definition is too vague.
The ruling comes as the Trump Administration seeks to delay the start of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was designed to prevent deportation for people who came to the U-P-P when they were minors.
Trump has said he will begin the program soon.
“The Government’s argument is not compelling, and we will review it further,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the majority.
“In light of the foregoing, we respectfully disagree with the Government’s position that the statute should be held in abeyance pending the outcome of this appeal.”
She added: “We do not agree with the Court’s conclusion that the ADA requires a change in the definition.
We will address this point further in our opinion.”
The ruling is expected to come in the coming weeks.