'Disabling the Revolution, Evaluating the First Ten Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act' a Review of the Disability Pendulum, the First Decade of the Americans with Disabilities Act by Ruth Colker

Ruth Colker, THE DISABILITY PENDULUM, THE FIRST DECADE OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, New York University Press, 2005

7 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2009  

Paul Steven Miller

University of Washington School of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2007

Abstract

Ruth Colker provides a detailed history of the first ten years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) based upon a study of federal cases, legislative history, and judicial decision-making. Her examination gives insight into why, despite broad congressional support, initial ADA jurisprudence has fallen short of the envisioned goals of its supporters with the vast majority of case law limiting the breadth and effectiveness of the statute. In addition, Colker gives readers a behind-the-scenes look into the debates and personal stories that paved the way for the statute's enactment in Congress.

Keywords: ADA, disability, civil rights, Ruth Colker, disability civil rights, Americans with Disabilities Act

Suggested Citation

Miller, Paul Steven, 'Disabling the Revolution, Evaluating the First Ten Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act' a Review of the Disability Pendulum, the First Decade of the Americans with Disabilities Act by Ruth Colker (December 1, 2007). Ruth Colker, THE DISABILITY PENDULUM, THE FIRST DECADE OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, New York University Press, 2005 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1202722

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