The Americans with Disabilities Act
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The paper reviews the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and argues that while it has been modeled after the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and thus is broadly applicable to a great many areas of American society, the Supreme Court's narrow definition of what constitutes a disability has kept it from becoming an excuse for frivolous lawsuits. The paper traces the Act from its antecedents in the 1964 Civil Rights Bill and looks at various components of it.
From the Paper:"The thesis of this paper is that the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is really an extension of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As a result, it has a wide application to may aspects of American life - at least as that "life" relates to the lived experiences of disabled Americans. However, the Act has not become an excuse for frivolous lawsuits because the Supreme Court has ensured that only genuinely disabled men and women can petition the Courts under the ADA for grievances. B. Civil Rights Act of 1964 The 1964 Civil Rights Act was a monumental achievement for President Lyndon Johnson and for all Americans. The 1964 Civil Rights Act authorized federal enforcement powers to ensure that identifiable groups in American society were not discriminated against. Equal opportunity for all Americans was put into place, with race..."
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