Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Court Upends 9-Year Fight on Housing Mentally Ill

By Mosi Secret from The New York Times

A federal appeals court, ruling on procedural grounds, struck down on Friday a judge’s order that New York State transfer thousands of mentally ill adults in New York City from institutional group homes into their own homes and apartments. In doing so, the court brought a nine-year legal battle to an abrupt end without resolving the underlying issues of how the state cares for such patients.

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