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University of Alabama v. Garrett

United States Supreme Court
531 U.S. 356 (2001)


Facts

Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Title I of the ADA applies to the states and permits employees to recover money damages for violations of the statute. The legislative record considered by Congress in enacting the ADA identified widespread discrimination against persons with disabilities. However, although several instances of discrimination by local governments were identified, the legislative record only contained a few examples of potential discrimination by states against persons with disabilities.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, C.J.)

Concurrence (Kennedy, J.)

Dissent (Breyer, J.)

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