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.
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