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TICKET TO RIDE: CASEY MARTIN v. PGA TOUR, INC. Debate. Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome. KTW is an extremely rare birth defect effecting the development and function of a person’s veins. The cause of the disease is not known, and its effects vary widely from person to person.

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Ticket to ride casey martin v pga tour inc

TICKET TO RIDE: CASEY MARTIN v. PGA TOUR, INC

Debate


Klippel trenaunay weber syndrome
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome

  • KTW is an extremely rare birth defect effecting the development and function of a person’s veins.

  • The cause of the disease is not known, and its effects vary widely from person to person.

  • Casey has KTW in his right leg



Casey s side
Casey’s side

  • Sues PGA tour to allow him to use a golf cart in competition.


American with disabilities act ada
American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Martin filed suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act, which among other things requires that a "public accommodation" take reasonable steps to serve disabled people.

  • The ADA does not require public accommodations to "fundamentally" change their nature to provide access to the disabled.

  • Usually deals with conditions at Work


Pga tour side
PGA Tour side

  • Always men

  • Always walk…tradition

  • http://www.pgatour.com/r/schedule/


First ruling
First Ruling

  • Eventually, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled for Martin under Title III of the ADA, saying that a waiver of the "walking rule" would not "transform" tour competitions



Supreme court hears martin pga case
Supreme Court Hears Martin-PGA Case

� In a landmark case that could affect how sports are played in the United States, the Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether the federal law banning discrimination against disabled people applies to professional golf tours.


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