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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections v. Yeskey

Docket No.: 97-634
Argued: April 28, 1998
Decided: June 15, 1998

Topics:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights, ADA, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Commerce Clause, Discrimination in Employment, EPA, Fourteenth Amendment

Petitioner: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Respondent: Yeskey

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Citation: 118 F.3d 168
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 206 (1998)
Question:

Did the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' refusal to allow a prison inmate to participate in a motivational boot camp, because of the inmate's history of hypertension, violate Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibiting disability-based discrimination against qualified individuals?

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections v. Yeskey
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 28, 1998

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Yeskey, 0 vote(s) against
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