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Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement

Samuel R. Bagenstos


The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 was hailed as revolutionary legislation, but in the ensuing years restrictive Supreme Court decisions have prompted accusations that the Court has betrayed the disability rights movement. The ADA can lay claim to notable successes, yet people with disabilities continue to be unemployed at extremely high rates. This book examines the history of the movement and discusses the various, often-conflicting projects of diverse participants. It argues that while the courts deserve some criticism, some may also be fairly aimed at the choi ... More

Keywords: Americans with Disabilities, revolutionary legislation, Supreme Court decisions, disability rights movement, ADA, people with disabilities, disability rights activists, antidiscrimination law, new policy directions, unemployed

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780300124491
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300124491.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel R. Bagenstos, author