An ADA case due to be heard Tuesday before the Supreme Court looms as perhaps the term's most important federalism matter and another chance for the justices to examine state government immunity. It also highlights what civil rights advocates say is a nationwide problem: the inaccessibility of courthouses to people with disabilities. The case, involving an amputee who sued over access to a Tennessee court, is coupled with a complaint by a paraplegic court reporter.
Access to Justice
January 12, 2004