[blindLaw] Orozco v. Merrick oral argument on October 18

Yingling, Valerie Vyingling at nfb.org
Fri Oct 7 21:07:25 UTC 2022

If you are in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, please consider attending the Orozco v. Merrick oral argument in-person on October 18 (details below). For those who cannot attend in-person, audio of the oral argument will be live-streamed on the court’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/USCourtsCADC<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprotect-us.mimecast.com%2Fs%2F_0JvCkROzYcOrygQfz7Q0z%3Fdomain%3Dnam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com&data=05%7C01%7Cvyingling%40nfb.org%7C274b4c3e152b40c6eba308da9a43b25a%7C538f3d4b739545cf93fa8dfc2b4a7f62%7C1%7C0%7C637991912808755875%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=F5SassaNrzm5JOExwTw7f0p03cKUo0Ql5Cz6MMt3djE%3D&reserved=0>.

October 18 Oral Argument for Orozco v. Merrick in Washington, DC

We invite and encourage NFB members to attend the in-person oral argument for the NFB-supported case Orozco v. Merrick on October 18 in Washington, DC. NFB member Joe Orozco is appealing a federal district court decision finding that blind federal employees do not have a private right of action to directly enforce Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act against their federal employers. The impact of the decision could extend to both members of the public seeking to access federal electronic information technology as well as disabled federal employees using technology at work.

When: October 18, 2022, at 9:00 A.M. Attendees should plan to stay until noon because we do not know the order in which cases will be called. Oral arguments are open to the public, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors of the courtroom usually open around 9:10 a.m. The first argument begins at 9:30 a.m. Visitors should be aware that certain cases may attract large crowds, with lines forming before the courtroom doors open.

Where: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia at 333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The courthouse is located one block northwest of the U.S. Capitol. Directions are available at https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/home.nsf/Content/VL+-+Courthouse+-+Getting+Here#CourthouseEntrances.

Details: Visitors should plan to dress professionally. Please note that any use of electronics is prohibited in the courtroom, and everyone in the courtroom must wear a KF94, KN95, or N95 mask. Masks will be available if needed. For those who cannot attend in-person, audio of the oral argument will be live-streamed on the Court’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/USCourtsCADC<https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprotect-us.mimecast.com%2Fs%2F_0JvCkROzYcOrygQfz7Q0z%3Fdomain%3Dnam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com&data=05%7C01%7Cvyingling%40nfb.org%7C274b4c3e152b40c6eba308da9a43b25a%7C538f3d4b739545cf93fa8dfc2b4a7f62%7C1%7C0%7C637991912808755875%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=F5SassaNrzm5JOExwTw7f0p03cKUo0Ql5Cz6MMt3djE%3D&reserved=0>.

Valerie Yingling
Legal Program Coordinator
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-659-9314, extension 2440| vyingling at nfb.org<mailto:vyingling at nfb.org>


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