Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and the National Association of the Deaf are suing the Trump White House for failing to provide American Sign Language interpreters during COVID-19 briefings.

The complaint, filed in D.C. trial court Monday on behalf of NAD and five deaf individuals, alleges that President Donald Trump “now stands alone in holding televised briefings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic without ever having provided any ASL interpretation.” Other briefings held by state and local authorities frequently feature the interpreters.

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