Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Girl and Service Dog

In a closely watched case, the Supreme Court has sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy and her service dog, a Goldendoodle named Wonder. The court ruled unanimously Wednesday that Ehlena Fry’s family can pursue a lawsuit against her former public school district for denying access to her service dog. Lower courts had ruled the family had to first exhaust any remedies available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act before seeking damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but the justices said that wasn’t necessary. "TheFrys could have filed essentially the same complaint if a public library or theater had refused admittance to Wonder,” wrote Justice Elena Kagan. — Read it at USA Today


Join the Conversation

Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!