Wisconsin Examiner: Disability rights activist Dorothy Dean says state building code violates federal law.
Section SPS 362.2902 of the Wisconsin building code states that businesses don’t need public restrooms if there won’t be more than 25 occupants in the building, other restrooms are available nearby and the omission is approved by the local government...
But disability rights experts say there isn’t a provision in the ADA that allows states to grant exemptions and doing so causes real harm.
“I know of nothing in the Americans with Disabilities Act that allows states to waive the requirements it imposes,” Monica Murphy, the managing attorney for Disability Rights Wisconsin, says. “Obviously anything that limits accessibility limits access for people with disabilities. The ADA was signed into law in 1990. There is no excuse for building inaccessible buildings 31 years later.”
The Washington Post: Why is a prominent federal judge hiring a clerk who said she hates Black people?
Austin-American Statesman: Texas' bounty hunter abortion law is temporarily reinstated by federal appeals court.
The three-judge appeals court panel gave no reasons for its action in a one-page order. Two panel members were Republican appointees — Judges Catharina Haynes, nominated by President George W. Bush, and James Ho, named by President Donald Trump. The third, Judge Carl Stewart, was nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Tomahawk Leader: Bills would allow unlicensed concealed carry, sandhill crane hunting.
CBS News: U.S. Department of Justice won't charge officer who shot Jacob Blake.
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