persons with disabilities

I do not normally blog more than once a week. You would be surprised how time-consuming writing a blog entry really is. Also, I don’t like to have blog entries that cannibalize each other. Rather, I like to have a blog entry get a chance to stand on its own for a while. That gives

In a previous blog entry, I talked about the principle of sovereign immunity as it applies to persons with disabilities. As mentioned in that blog entry, a state, including an arm of the state, is not going to be forced to waive its sovereign immunity with respect to disability discrimination in employment matters.

Sovereign immunity is enormously complicated. What it is, is a principle from which the founding fathers took from England that says a sovereign cannot be sued for damages without its consent. This principal goes way back, and also can be found in the 11th amendment to the United States Constitution. The language of the 11th

The promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act was that it would improve the workforce participation of persons with disabilities. It hasn’t happened. Therefore, the federal government is beginning to go further. Recently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued proposed regulations mandating affirmative-action for persons with disabilities for every government contractor that has