washingtonpost.com
Home   |   Register               Web Search: by Google
channel navigation
OnPolitics
 


OnPolitics
   SUPREME COURT/Key Cases 1998-1999


 Front
 Political News
 Elections
 The Issues
 Federal Page
 The Administration
 Congress - Governors
 Supreme Court
  Key Cases 98-99
 Today in Congress
 Polls
 Columns - Cartoons
 Live Online
 Online Extras
 Photo Galleries
 Video - Audio

PARTNERS
MSNBC

CQ

AvantGo



  Archives
   Help



Disabilities Law:
Sutton v. United Airlines

Docket Number: 97-1943
Appealed From: U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
Subjects: Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12112(a); employment discrimination

Argued: April 28, 1999

Decided: June 22, 1999
Vote: 7-2

At Issue: Whether nearsightedness that can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses is a "disability" under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Decision: The court ruled that the Americans With Disabilities Act does not cover people whose disabilities can be sufficiently corrected with medicine, eyeglasses or other measures.

The full text of the Sutton v. United Airlines decision is available at the FindLaw Internet Legal Resources Web site.

The full text of the 1997 decision in the 10th Circuit case, Sutton v. United Airlines, also is available at FindLaw.

Full text of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Justice Department's ADA home page.

The pertinent provision on equal employment opportunities for the disabled in the U.S. Code (42 U.S.C. 12112 (a)), is available at the Web site for the U.S. House of Representatives' Office of the Law Revision Counsel.


Background from The Post
Supreme Court Limits Meaning of Disability (June 23, 1999)
High Court Focuses on 3 Disability Cases (April 29, 1999)
Cases Could Affect Disabilities Law (February 21, 1999)


Sources: The Washington Post, Supreme Court, The United States Law Week (a Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. publication)


© Copyright 1999 The Washington Post Company

Back to the top



Front | Political News | Elections | The Issues | Federal Page | Polls
Columns - Cartoons | Live Online | Online Extras | Photo Galleries | Video - Audio


  SEARCH
News       
Post Archives

Advanced Search

Politics Where
You Live


Enter state abbrev.
or ZIP code

washingtonpost.com
Home   |   Register               Web Search: by Google
channel navigation