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November 18, 2017

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Handicapping the Disabled
Last Featured: 6/4/2001

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Overview

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990, it was the crowning achievement of the disability rights movement. The landmark legislation mandated that the disabled be assured equal opportunity in employment and education. But recent lawsuits, including golfer Casey Martin’s suit against the PGA, are raising questions about how far employers or public facilities must go to accommodate the disabled.


Guests
Betsy Dorminey practices labor and employment law with the Atlanta firm of Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Nelson & Schneider where she defends employers in sex, age, race and disability discrimination suits. A graduate of the University of Georgia Law School with a Masters of Law from Columbia University, Dorminey served in the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce and in the Office of Legal Policy at the Justice Department. She’s an active member of the Federalist Society and serves on the National Advisory Board of the Independent Women’s Forum.

Chai Feldblum is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of their Federal Legislation Clinic, which she founded in 1993. Professor Feldblum played a leading role in drafting the Americans With Disabilities Act. She has also worked extensively in advancing gay and lesbian rights and helped write ENDA, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Feldblum clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun.

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"No social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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