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Abused and institutionalized

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal court in North Carolina refused to dismiss a class of parents and disabled children’s allegations of disability discrimination against the state department of health and human services. They have shown enough evidence to sustain their claims that hundreds of children with disabilities are unnecessarily institutionalized at understaffed state psychiatric wards and are subject to abuse.

Oregon voting machines

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded the appeal of a district court’s ruling against plaintiffs who sued Oregon Secretary of State Cheryl Myers over the state’s voting machines, which allegedly lacked accreditation and may be hacked in the future. The lower court correctly held that the plaintiffs lack standing to sue because they have not shown their ability to exercise the franchise is at risk.

PayPal beats digital wallet regulation

WASHINGTON — A federal court in Washington, D.C., ruled in favor of PayPal on its challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection bureau’s rule requiring it to provide consumers using digital wallets with a short-form disclosure. The agency could not offer a well-founded reason to do this, so its decision to apply the regulation was arbitrary and capricious.

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