In April of 2021, the eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Gil v. Winn-Dixie. Many advocates proclaimed it was a major blow to disability rights and some suggest that only a miracle in the Supreme Court can fix the problem. This presentation offers a broader perspective and describes why the Winn-Dixie decision really isn’t surprising and shouldn’t have much impact on disability rights at all.
In “Why Winn-Dixie Doesn’t Matter,” Ken Nakata reviews web accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the split in the Federal circuits.
- Quick thoughts on Winn-Dixie decision
- How federal judiciary works
- Trend of cases moving away from ADA
- Limiting reach of the ADA
- What the DOJ needs to do
- A few words about the Domino’s case
Because Ken is a lawyer in addition to being a consultant, he has to start with a disclaimer. Please note that nothing in this presentation should be interpreted as legal advice or as forming an attorney-client relationship. Before acting on any of this information contained, you should seek assistance from a licensed attorney in your state.
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