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CRS Issue Statement on ADA and Civil Rights of Individuals with Disabilities [January 12, 2010]   [open pdf - 99KB]

This issue statement discusses civil rights in the United States. From the text: "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the major civil rights statute prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities, has been the subject of congressional interest since its enactment in 1990. On September 25, 2008, P.L. 110-325, the ADA Amendments Act was enacted to reject narrow Supreme Court interpretations of the definition of disability. Proposed regulations implementing this new law have been published and there will most likely be congressional oversight regarding the final regulations. The ADA Amendments Act contains a conforming amendment for section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and implementation of this change, especially with regard to education, may also be the subject of congressional oversight."

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CRS Issue Statement, IS40252
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Date:
2010-01-12
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Public Domain
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Penny Hill: http://pennyhill.net/
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