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Federal judge: ADA makes porches in new stores illegal

Hollister brands its stores with a "porch" entrance with two steps; it contended that it complied with the ADA because there was a second entrance at ground level accessible to everyone. Not good enough, said disability advocates and the Department of Justice, and a federal district court judge agreed, holding that it was not enough to comply with regulations without regard to the unwritten "overarching aim" of the statute. [Denver Post via ABAJ]

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