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Backlash Against The ADA: Reinterpreting Disability Rights by Linda Hamilton Krieger

By Linda Hamilton Krieger

For civil rights legal professionals who toiled throughout the Nineteen Eighties within the more and more barren fields of race and intercourse discrimination legislation, the approval of the american citizens with Disabilities Act in 1990 by means of a virtually unanimous U.S. apartment and Senate and a Republican President appeared virtually tremendous. inside of 5 years of the Act's powerful date, besides the fact that, observers have been caution of an unfolding attack at the ADA through federal judges, the media, and different nationwide opinion-makers. A 12 months after the preferrred courtroom issued a trio of choices in the summertime of 1999 sharply proscribing the ADA's succeed in, one other determination invalidated a whole name of the act because it utilized to the states. via this time, incapacity activists and incapacity rights attorneys have been talking brazenly of a backlash opposed to the ADA. What occurred, why did it ensue, and what do we study from the styles of public, media, and judicial reaction to the ADA that emerged within the Nineteen Nineties? during this e-book, a wonderful crew of incapacity activists, incapacity rights attorneys, social scientists and arts students grapple with those questions. Taken jointly, those essays build and illustrate a brand new and strong theoretical version of sociolegal swap and retrenchment which could tell either the conceptual and theoretical paintings of students and the day by day perform of social justice activists. members comprise Lennard J. Davis, Matthew Diller, Harlan Hahn, Linda Hamilton Krieger, Vicki A. encumbered, Stephen L. Percy, Marta Russell, and Gregory Schwartz. Backlash opposed to the ADA will curiosity incapacity rights activists, legal professionals, legislations scholars and criminal students attracted to social justice and social swap routine, and scholars and students in incapacity stories, political technological know-how, media reviews, American stories, social flow thought, and criminal heritage. Linda Hamilton Krieger is Professor of legislation, college of California college of legislation, Berkeley.

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Craig v. S. 190, 197 (1976). 76. Id. 77. S. 432 (1985). 78. C. § 12117 (1994). 79. United States v. Carolene Prod. S. 4 (1937). 80. S. 681 (2002). 81. S. 1516 (2002). 82. Joseph P. Shapiro, Disability Policy and the Media: A Stealth Civil Rights Movement Bypasses the Press and De‹es Conventional Wisdom, 22 Pol’y Stud. J. 123 (1994). 83. Joseph P. Shapiro, No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a Civil Rights Movement 70–73, 328 (1994) (discussing potential for backlash against disability rights advocacy).

Id. at 101. 51. Id. at 102. 52. Ruth Colker, Winning and Losing Under the ADA, 62 Ohio St. L. J. 240 (2001). 53. Id. at 260. 54. html. 55. Id. 56. I nod here to Lennard Davis, later in this volume, Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Narcissism and the Law. 57. James Bovard, The Disabilities Act’s Parade of Absurdities, Wall St. , June 22, 1995, at A6. 58. Y. Times, November 28, 1997, at A39. 59. Stephanie Armour, Disabilities Act Abused? Law’s Use Sparks Debate, USA Today, September 25, 1998, at 1B.

Citizens with disabilities have been largely excluded from this process. Whereas few ana26 Accommodations and the ADA 27 lysts would contend that laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender and race or ethnicity should be implemented without consulting the experience of women or African Americans, respectively, a similar recognition has not been extended to the disabled minority. Furthermore, the nondisabled monopoly over major decisions about the ADA can be accurately characterized by the concept of paternalism.

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