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May 19, 2004

Supremes expand scope of Disabilities act

The left wing of the Supreme Court (including Sandra Day "not sure where I stand on anything" O'Connor) ruled Monday that state governments can be sued for failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court had previously exempted the states from ADA lawsuits.
Regardless of the nobility of its goals, the ADA is a constitutional atrocity, a monstrous intrusion of the federal government into matters that are not its business.  As mentioned in a previous post, the court has taken upon itself the extraconstitutional duty of correcting injustice, and it is more than happy to endorse congressional attempts to do the same.
I suppose reverence for "enumerated powers" was thrown into the dustbin long ago, but somehow it still gets to me.

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