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Tifton community celebrates 'Olmstead decision'

TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Community members and people with disabilities gathered to celebrate the Supreme Court's "Olmstead decision" Thursday.

The ruling allows those with developmental disabilities to move in to community homes, rather than be confined to an institution.

Supporters celebrated in Fulwood Park after a short early morning march.

The Supreme Court's actual decision took place on June 22, 1999, in the case of Olmstead v. L.C.

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