The Public Interest

The costly compassion of the ADA

Roger Clegg

Summer 1999

THERE is no denying the good intentions and laudable compassion behind the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This sweeping piece of legislation was passed in 1990, with overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress, and eagerly signed into law by a supportive President Bush.

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