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PGA Tour v. Martin

Docket No.: 00-24
Certiorari Granted: Sep 26 2000
Argued: January 17, 2001
Decided: May 29, 2001

Topics:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Article I, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, abuse of discretion, judicial review, preliminary injunction

PartyNames: PGA TOUR, Inc. v. Casey Martin
Petitioner: PGA TOUR, Inc.
Respondent: Casey Martin

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 204 F.3d 994
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

PGA TOUR, Inc.
v.
Casey Martin
532 U.S. 661 (2001)
Question:

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 provide access to professional golf tournaments by a qualified entrant with a disability? May a disabled contestant be denied the use of a golf cart because it would "fundamentally alter the nature" of the tournaments to allow him to ride when all other contestants must walk?

PGA Tour v. Martin
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 17, 2001

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Martin, 2 vote(s) against
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