[Filed on behalf of The Fernald League for the Retarded, Inc.]
U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Tauro has upheld a guardian's right to free speech.
We understand that Tauro has denied a motion by a state-funded service provider to remove Diane Walsh McDonald's letter from the district court docket. McDonald had criticized the role of the provider, the Arc of Greater Boston, in the allegedly involuntary transfer of an elderly woman from the Fernald Developmental Center in 2008.
We first reported here on BMG that McDonald's letter was written to a Fernald administrator in objection to a current plan by the Department of Developmental Services to transfer her brother from Fernald to a group home in Bedford.