The Supreme Court rules that states may be sued if their court buildings do not provide adequate access for the disabled. The case was brought by a paraplegic man who crawled up the steps of a courthouse lacking an elevator for his wheelchair. The 5-4 decision was a departure from past rulings that limited the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.
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