perkinslumbago t1_jahibhf wrote

You are absolutely right, but it’s not the point of the lawsuit. This lawsuit came out of years of the state claiming they would make changes. It was not a surprise lawsuit, nor is it the first lawsuit of its type to push the state for change. The lawsuit doesn’t hit the heart of what you are saying because it’s. It meant to find a solution, it’s meant to order a solution.

The comparison I think of first is the Laconia state school litigation. The state said for years they would phase out the institute but never did. They claimed it was impossible to find the funding, impossible to place people, impossible to abolish the institute. Then a lawsuit came and the court ordered they do it. And they did. The services still aren’t perfect but it’s a step that has helped thousands be functional within their community.