By Minh N. Vu

We just learned that, effective June 11, 2012 Allison Nichol will no longer be Chief of the Disability Rights Section in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.  Ms. Nichol was promoted to that post in June 2011 when John Wodatch retired.  Mr. Wodatch had been the Chief of this Section for more than 20 years since the ADA became law.  Deputy Assistant Attorney Gregory Friel will serve as Acting Chief while the Division searches for a permanent replacement.