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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

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections v. Yeskey
Case Documents

1Opinion in Pennsylvania Department of Corrections v. Yeskey
2Opinion in Pennsylvania Department of Corrections v. Yeskey
Additional documents for this case are pending review.