Is The Disabilities Act Disabled?

Advocates for the disabled achieved their greatest triumph in 1990 with passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. But for the first time, many are coming to the reluctant conclusion that the law has been limited so drastically by a series of recent Supreme Court decisions that it ought to be rewritten. In the latest case, Toyota v. Williams, the court further narrowed the definition of who is disabled. Being unable to do your job isn't enough, the court said; you must also have significant trouble with daily activities like brushing your teeth. This could eliminate many people with disabilities such...

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