Friday, July 13, 2012
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]