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Supreme Court Will Hear Disability Discrimination Case

In its first day in session, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear Garrett v. University of Alabama, a case that calls into question the constitutionality of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The case involves a woman with breast cancer and a man with severe asthma who experienced discrimination by their employer because of their disabilities. According to a press release by The Association for the Severely Handicapped (TASH), at issue is whether or not Congress had the right to enact the ADA with regard to the woman’s and man’s experiences of discrimination. If the Supreme Court decides that Congress did not have the right to the right to hold the state responsible for upholding the ADA, the civil rights protected by the ADA could be jeopardized. Please visit www.tash.org/marchforjustice for more information on this important case.

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TASH Press Release _ October 3, 2000

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