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The Law School Admission Council fired back at a California state agency in the latest round of a long-running court fight over disability accommodations for people seeking to take the LSAT.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing last fall asked a federal judge to find the council in civil contempt for allegedly violating a 2014 consent decree it reached with the state agency and the U.S. Department of Justice. That agreement included a slate of rules designed to ease the process of obtaining disability accommodations on the LSAT such as extra time and additional breaks.

The council pressured some test takers to accept fewer accommodations than they requested by warning that they might not receive any accommodations if they didn’t accept the initial offer, the California department claims in court papers. Additionally, the council reported those modified requests as being “granted in full,” even using white-out on some papers to obscure the fact that the granted accommodations were less than those originally requested, the department alleges.

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