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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Mona Floyd
A judge has refused to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of discriminating against and mocking a disabled staffer — charges the Texas Democrat denies.
The Washington Times analyzed a decade of congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates and found 27 members who — over a period of four or more years — lost an annual average of at least one-third of their staff who sought calmer pastures or were fired.
When Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee spoke at a House hearing last year, she made clear the federal government needed to do more to help disabled Americans and even talked of plans to introduce legislation named after singer Stevie Wonder to help disabled schoolchildren.
During negotiations over the job, Ms. Floyd said she could take the position only if the office would make accommodations for her vision disability, such as special software to help her read, according to the suit.
But during her second stint at the congressional office, Ms. Floyd said she received no accommodations and found herself working from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. without breaks to complete her reading.