“It’s a Disappointing Outcome”: Professor Kat Macfarlane on the Jury Decision in the Vivian Cheung Discrimination Case

Professor Kat Macfarlane, director of the Disability Law and Policy Program, spoke again with Science after the Maryland jury unanimously voted against disabled researcher Vivian Cheung’s discrimination case against Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

“It’s a disappointing outcome but I’m grateful to Viv for taking on this fight,” says Macfarlane. “Every time disability discrimination is challenged in this manner it helps the next person find the courage to speak up, too.”