Supreme Court: US disability law extends to foreign cruise ships

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that foreign cruise ships in US waters and ports are subject to federal civil rights law, overturning a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision [PDF]. The ruling extends the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 to cover foreign vessels. Read the Court's opinion [PDF text] in Spector v. Norweigan Cruise Lines [Duke Law backgrounder]. Reuters has more.

Also Monday, the Supreme Court rejected Alaska's claim to title of submerged land that the federal government has claimed title to since Alaska became a state. The unanimous decision upheld a Special Master's recommendation [PDF report]. Read the Court's opinion [text] in Alaska v. US [Duke Law backgrounder].

Finally, the Supreme Court Monday granted certiorari in Will v. Hallock regarding the res judicata provision of the Federal Trade Commission Act [text]. No other cases were granted cert; Monday's full Order List is here.

 

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