The Ninth Circuit published some opinions today and one of them was such a headshaker - I mean, I don’t know how the attorney representing the City ever let this appeal go forward.
In Fortyune v. City of Lomita (—- F.3d ——, 2014):
Affirming the district court’s denial of a motion to dismiss, the panel held that Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires local governments to provide accessible on-street parking in the absence of regulatory design specifications for on-street parking facilities.
The panel stated that […] public entities must ensure that all normal governmental functions are reasonably accessible to disabled persons, irrespective of whether the DOJ has adopted technical specifications for the particular types of facilities involved.
I love and hate the law at the same time. We can do so much good, but there will always be those who look for every loophole possible for their own ends. Mercifully my two areas of specialty do not generally involve people doing idiotic or hurtful or terrible things.