Tennessee v. Lane

DREDF filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Tennessee v. Lane on behalf of the Honorable Dick Thornburgh, the National Association of People with Disabilities, the American Association of People with Disabilities, and ADA Watch. The issue in this case was whether Congress had the constitutional authority to require states to pay money damages for violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Court ruled in favor of Lane on May 17, 2004. (May 2004)

Read the brief. (PDF)

Read DREDF’s press release following the Court’s affirmative decision in the case.