DAVID P. RUNDLE: RESTORE RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED
I have epilepsy, a disability, but may not be considered disabled in a legal sense. I
also have cerebral palsy, another disability.
Does the fact that I use a power wheelchair make me not disabled in the eyes of our courts? I don't know, but it might.
I'm being serious here.
When Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, it meant the law to cover anyone with a disability or a history of being disabled or who was perceived as being disabled.
The ADA was a bipartisan measure. In the Senate, its chief sponsors were Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan. In the House, former Rep. Tony Coelho, D-Calif., was a main backer.
Here is where things get weird...
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