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Winter 2013

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Journal Of Law Medicine And Ethics


We argue for the existence of a state constitutional legal right to language. Our purpose here is to develop a legal framework for protecting the civil rights of the deaf child, with the ultimate goal of calling for legislation that requires all levels of government to fund programs for deaf children and their families to learn a fully accessible language: a sign language.


This work is a preprint that is freely available courtesy of Wiley and the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.

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