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RE: San Francisco State University and the ADA

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 14:13:07 -0400
Message-ID: <01BF1973.7AC49420.bbailey@clark.net>
To: "'Scott Luebking'" <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Argh!  From reading this article, I learned that Maryland (my home state) 
is involved in this nonsense too!  This is the first I have heard of this.

If anyone finds other URLs (or, God forbid, print references) on this, 
please CC the list!

On Saturday, October 16, 1999 12:44 PM, Scott Luebking 
[SMTP:phoenixl@netcom.com] wrote:
> Hi, Kynn
>
> Here's what I pulled off a mailing list.
>
> Scott
>
>> SFSU has filed a response to a physical access lawsuit
>> claiming the ADA is unconstitutional - claiming that
>> the govt. has no right to protect the civil rights of
>> persons with disabilities.
>
>                   There is a very good article in the on-line version of
> Ragged Edge at: http://www.ragged-edge-mag.com/extra/edgextratitl2.htm 
that
> details some cases that other states are filing to have the ADA declared
> "unconstitutional" and interesting case claiming " states are immune from
> lawsuits under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act".
>                 Obviously this has broad ramifications, not only in 
access
> issues, but also in things like health service issues.  For example, the 
one
> of the premises of many of the cases is that under the constitution
> individuals cannot sue a state -- and if that hold up well suits against 
DHS
> (like were suggested earlier on this list) would not hold up.  Anyway, it
> something to watch. I expect there are many more states that have this 
kind
> of pending litigation, including (unfortunately) CA.
Received on Monday, 18 October 1999 14:17:36 GMT

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