House Republicans Go After Disabilities Act

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Washington: Most House Republicans passed a bill that makes it harder for disabled persons to sue businesses for discrimination, allegedly in an effort to prevent opportunistic attorneys from taking advantage of business owners.

But many disability and civil rights groups fear the bill will weaken incentives for businesses to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which mandates equal access to public accommodations.

The issue can be summarized as one disability rights lawyer wrote:

“Rather than go after people with disabilities, attention should be focused on stopping these few bad attorneys.”

http://www.newsweek.com/house-republicans-americans-disabilities-act-civil-rights-808106

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