Senate passes bill that would restore the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 to discourage discrimination against employees with disabilities. Unfortunately, the law itself was severely handicapped by a series of conservative Supreme Court rulings that denied ADA protection to any condition that could theoretically be controlled by medication. Thus, if an employer discriminated against employees with a conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy or mild to moderate psychiatric or psychological disorders, the employee was powerless to respond. This bill, like the bill passed earlier in the House on a vote of 402 to 17, would restore the protections which the Congress intended, but which the conservative Supreme Court refused to recognize.