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"Imagine the terrifying reality of someone too ill to work, being told they will have to wait three or four years for a decision to be made on their Social Security Disability claim. Many face the real threat of eviction if they cannot pay the rent. Many people have not the resources to cope with such a massive problem. They also lack the stamina to fight such a monolithic dehumanizing machine such as the Social Security Disability Administration.

Unfortunately, some people just cannot deal with their physical pain and the lack of Social help, so they commit suicide."

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Martin v. PGA TOUR -- The Department filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of Casey Martin, a professional golfer from Eugene, Oregon, with a rare disability, Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, that substantially limits his ability to walk. Martin challenged the PGA Tour's refusal to waive its no-carts rule and permit him to ride a cart in its golf tournaments. The PGA argued that its rules governing tournament competition were not covered by title III because the area of the golf course that is restricted to competitors is not open to the general public and is not a place of public accommodation. It also argued that the modification would fundamentally alter the competition and thus was not required by the ADA. The district court rejected both of these arguments. It concluded that the PGA's rules are subject to title III and that permitting Martin to use a cart would not fundamentally alter the competition because walking is not essential to golf. The Department's amicus brief argues that the district court rulings on both the coverage issue and the no-carts rule should be upheld. It argues that facilities or parts of facilities with controlled access or selective admissions criteria can still be places of public accommodation under title III as are, for example, private schools. Therefore, PGA policies affecting competition on the fairways and greens are covered by title III in the same way as are PGA rules affecting the public spectator areas. It also asserts that allowing Martin to use a cart is a reasonable modification that does not alter any essential element of the game of golf, because the PGA allows the use of carts in some tournaments. In addition, modifying the no-carts rule does not disturb the competitive balance of the game because, as the evidence in the district court showed, the fatigue Martin endures even when using a cart is greater than that experienced by other golfers who walk.

Taken from Enforcing the ADA: A Status Report, July-September 1998
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