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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Did you know that Thinking isn’t a Major Life Activity?

Hmmm........ the 11th Circuit questions this. The case, Littleton v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 05-12770 (11th Cir. May 11, 2007), has been proclaimed as the Worse Americans with Disabilites Act decision yet. Thank god it isn’t a published opinion that can be used as precedent!

In Littleton, the court stated “ It is unclear whether thinking, communicating and social interaction are “major life activities” under the ADA.”

As written in Disability Law Blog “is this case a parody? No, its an outrage”.

1 comments:

Belovedlife said...

LOL...I'm sorry...but SERIOUSLY...what were these people thinking when they came up with this? oh...perhaps they weren't thinking!
This is one reason I changed my mind about getting into law (no offense)Yet another reason we need to be sure to advocate for our kiddos!