July 13, 2012
Variation On a Law Prof Favorite: No Motorized Vehicles in the Park
An irresistible law prof favorite: a statute prohibits vehicles in the park. Can you bring in a bicycle? A stroller? Or, as I remember one of my own law profs asking, a wheel chair? Of course, the exercise was all about interpretation. We never mentioned the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here's a variation on the theme: disabled vets sue New York State Department of Environmental Conservation under ADA because the statute that does not allow "motorized vehicles" in Adirondack Park, preventing them from accessing a number of scenic lakes.
[Meredith R. Miller]
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