Episode 4 Resources: Upcoming Supreme Court Term: Critical Cases that Could Impact the Disability Community


CVS v. Doe

This case looks at whether Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973—and by extension Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—provides a disparate-impact cause of action for plaintiffs alleging disability discrimination.

Legal Developments in CVS v. Doe

Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller

This case addresses whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the statutes that incorporate its remedies for victims of discrimination, such as the Rehabilitation Act and the Affordable Care Act, include compensation for emotional distress.

United States v. Vaello-Madero

The question before the court is whether Congress violated the Fifth Amendment by establishing the Supplemental Security Income program in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands, but not in Puerto Rico.

Other Supreme Court Cases

Residents of Puerto Rico and Disability Benefits – Supreme Court Decision

Past ADA Live Episodes on Disability Rights