Ruling on the Tennessee ADA case about making state courthouses accessible

Update on the Tennessee ADA case

Except below taken from an Associated Press article.  Note the 5-4 ruling.

Washington (AP) – Disabled people can sue if states ignore a landmark civil rights law that protects their rights, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of a paraplegic man who crawled up the steps of a small-town courthouse because there was no elevator for his wheelchair.

The 5-4 ruling marks a limited but important endorsement of the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act, a law meant to ensure equal treatment for the disabled in many areas of life.

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And the rover is still going strong on Mars, isn’t it? =) <grins>

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