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02.20.19 Fire/EMS Advisory Committee Meeting
03.05.19 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
03.07.19 2019 Risk Management Workshop
03.14.19 Administrative Advisory Committee Meeting
03.14.19 U.P. Law Enforcement Advisory Committee Meeting
03.26.19 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting

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02.19.19 Inmate Manipulation Training
03.12.19 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop
03.12.19 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop
04.03.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
04.03.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
04.26.19 Rapid Deployment to Active Shooter
04.29.19 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.02.19 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.20.19 Public Labor Law and Effective Grievance Processing for Supervisors
05.29.19 Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for SWAT & Emergency Response Operations


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MMRMA Announces $1.5 Million Distribution from State Pool Retention Fund
Board declares distribution based on recommendation from the State Pool Committee.


February 2019
Smart Onboarding and Orientation Practices; MMRMA Updates Five Valuable Risk Control Brochures; Preview of Risk Management Workshop

U.S. Supreme Court Changes Terminology

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the term "mental retardation" is no longer appropriate. "Intellectual disability" is now the accepted term.

The shift came in Hall v. Florida, in which the Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down the state's method for determining whether to execute a death row inmate claiming intellectual disability.

In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: "Previous opinions of this court have employed the term 'mental retardation.' This opinion uses the term 'intellectual disability' to describe the identical phenomenon." 

Kennedy went on to point out that the "change in terminology is approved and used in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, one of the basic texts used by pysychiatrists and other experts."

In the dissent, Justice Samuel Alito Jr. also used the updated term.




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Livonia, MI 48154
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