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President Bush Signs ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Broadening Coverage of Americans With Disabilities Act

October 01, 2008

By Neal D. Mollen and Patrick M. Sherman

In an extraordinary act of bi-partisan activism by Congress, President Bush, and business groups, tens of millions of additional Americans have become disabled within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new legislation, called the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), radically expands the ADA, overturns a series of Supreme Court decisions, and imposes on employers significant new obligations.