November 9, 2020
On November 9, 2020, the United States filed a Statement of Interest in the case of Betancourt-Colon v. City of San Juan, 19-cv-1837 (D.P.R.). In Betancourt-Colon, four individuals with mobility disabilities allege that San Juan has failed to install and maintain curb ramps necessary to ensure its sidewalks are accessible. The Statement of Interest asserts the long-held position of the United States that a public entity’s provision and maintenance of public sidewalks is a covered “service” under Title II of the ADA.
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