[Hpn] Where's Bush on Garrett and ADA?

unclescam unclescam@buskers.org
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 21:13:06 -0500


it seems that voting locally is the place to start. let us vote out the
bastions of discrimination. the feds are too unwieldy to use

Thomas Cagle wrote:

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>           Where's Bush on Garrett and ADA?
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> Jonathan Young, jonathanyoung@erols.com, writes:
>
> Today, by a narrow 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court
> ruled against the disability community in the Garrett case, opting for
> a states' rights argument over the evidence of discrimination against
> people with disabilities. Basically, this decision means that
> individuals cannot sue states for monetary damages for employment
> discrimination based on disability. The Majority opinion in this case,
> as well as the vigorous Dissenting opinion, can be found at the
> following website.
> http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/00pdf/99-1240.pdf
>
> Although this decision was limited to Title I of the ADA, regarding
> employment by States, it delivers a sobering message about the trends
> of the Court to enforce States' rights at the expense of civil rights.
> We can surely expect to see more lower court and, eventually, Supreme
> Court decisions about the ADA.
>
> George Bush, Sr., signed the ADA as President in 1990 and supported the
> ADA in the Garrett case in a brief to the Supreme Court. Now we need to
> hear from his son, President George W. Bush, with a strong statement
> supporting the constitutionality of the ADA. Please contact the White
> House TODAY demanding that the President come forward publicly in
> support of the ADA and against further encroachments.
> Information about contacting the White House follows.
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