When Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy for governor last Sunday, on the 29th anniversary of the accident that left him a paraplegic, he described himself as “the general in the battlefield fighting against an overreaching federal government,” hoping to become its commander-in-chief.
What he didn’t mention was that one of the encroachments he has fought against is the Americans with Disabilities Act – the signal piece of civil rights legislation for disabled people and the very act that required the renovations that made the Texas Supreme Court building wheelchair-accessible just as Abbott was to assume his seat as a justice back in 1996.
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In