Court Rules for Disabled Man 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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High Court Sides with Disabled Man on Court Access

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High Court Sides with Disabled Man on Court Access

High Court Sides with Disabled Man on Court Access

High Court Sides with Disabled Man on Court Access

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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.