Kerry Statement on Today's Step Forward for Americans with Disabilities
May 17, 2004
For Immediate Release
Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on Tennessee v. Lane:
"Today's decision by the Supreme Court is an important step forward in fulfilling our country's commitment to ensuring equal rights for all Americans and equal access to government services for all Americans under the Americans with Disabilities Act. No court should ever turn its back on our fellow citizens. Today's decision underscores the importance of making sure that judges appointed to our courts are committed to equal rights and expanding opportunity for all."