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States Can Be Liable for Not Making Courthouses Accessible

Date: May 18, 2004
Author: LINDA GREENHOUSE
QUOTE: States that fail to make their courthouses accessible to people with disabilities can be sued for damages under federal disability law, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday...

ABSTRACT: The Supreme Court ruled that people with disabilities may sue when courthouses are not accessible to them. The decision was a move away from state’s rights, because it gave the federal law power to allow citizens to sue their states. The suites are meant as a means to keep the courthouses in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

--- Kyle Boelte

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