From the Houston Chronicle (9/23):
Enabling the disabled
A new law overturns years of callous Supreme Court decisions curtailing the rights of the disabled
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which then-President George H.W. Bush considered one of his administration's proudest accomplishments, was intended to give broad coverage to people with disabilities.
But in recent years the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently thwarted that intent with a series of decisions that narrowed the intended scope of the measure, denying constitutional protections to millions of disabled Americans.
Last week Congress...