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Deaf marchers encounter discrimination at Supreme Court steps
Photos and text by J. Michael Revis
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Many came from around the U.S. to attend the Oct. 3 "March for Justice."
A Federal police officer comes up, and demands that the interpreter, who was standing on the Supreme Court steps
interpreting the speeches for the deaf marchers, must get off from the steps. Deaf lawyerJeff Rosen comes up to see what's happening. The police officer tells Rosen that he too must get off the steps, or be arrested.
Rosen contiues to argue with the officer. The discussion centers around using a trashcan for the interpreter to stand on Rosen says the steps would be safer than the trashcan.
Claudia Gordon, another Deaf lawyer, tries to cexplain the ADA to the police, telling them
what title of ADA they are are violating. Finally the police tell the interpreter and other Deaf speakers they can stand on a trashcan, but not on the steps.
Claudia and the interpreter take turns standing on the
trashcan signing to the many Deaf in the audience.
Which do you think is safer? Standing on a trashcan or on the steps of the Supreme Court?
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