Comments on: U.N. disabled-rights treaty fails in Senate http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/u-n-disabled-rights-treaty-fails-senate/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:00:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Disabled rights roundup - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/u-n-disabled-rights-treaty-fails-senate/comment-page-1/#comment-193652 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:30:05 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34533#comment-193652 [...] reactions, besides mine, to Senate’s non-ratification of U.N. disabled-rights treaty [Hans Bader, NYT Room for Debate [...]

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By: William Nuesslein http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/u-n-disabled-rights-treaty-fails-senate/comment-page-1/#comment-188366 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:05:40 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34533#comment-188366 I do not see the protest against the treaty as a treaty.

The problem is with ADA itself, or rather the concept that you can legislate away the entire impact of a disablement. Sorry, Ray Charles, portrait painting isn’t for you; try the piano. And has been documented well in this blog, besides extraordinary high cost per use of curb cuts and other mitigation, there are bogus disability claims, and frivolous lawsuits that make the ADA a nightmare.

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By: Victory For Small Business: Lawsuit-Spawning Disabilities Rights Treaty Blocked http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/u-n-disabled-rights-treaty-fails-senate/comment-page-1/#comment-187387 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:07:20 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34533#comment-187387 [...] to ratify the far-reaching Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,” notes Cato Institute legal scholar Walter Olson at the world’s oldest law blog, [...]

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By: Richard Nieporent http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/u-n-disabled-rights-treaty-fails-senate/comment-page-1/#comment-187333 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:57:32 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34533#comment-187333 If the UN gets its way, Harrison Bergeron will seem like a how to manual.

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By: John David Galt http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/u-n-disabled-rights-treaty-fails-senate/comment-page-1/#comment-187090 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 03:44:15 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34533#comment-187090 The freedom movement really needs to start a pro-free-market (as opposed to “pro-business”) group to replace Chambers of Commerce.

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By: Malcolm http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/u-n-disabled-rights-treaty-fails-senate/comment-page-1/#comment-187078 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 03:05:57 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34533#comment-187078 Here’s a scenario. Mr Jones comes home and announces to his wife, “I’ve just talked to Mr Brown, and he’s convinced me we should take our children out of school X and put them in school Y.”
Mrs Jones explains why he is wrong. Her husband then replies: “What you say is probably correct, but I’ve made a promise to Mr Brown, and I can’t go back on my word.”
What do you think Mrs Jones’ response will be? Won’t it be something like: “Who is this Brown? You have no right making promises to outsiders about how our family will be managed.”
Now look at another scenario. Citizens petition their government about the way the ADA is run. The government then says, “Sorry, but we have made a promise to foreigners about the way you should be governed, and we can’t go back on our word.”
Get the picture? The government is supposed to be the servant of the people, not its master. They can sign treaties concerning the way they will treat other foreigners, but signing treaties about domestic policy and law is violation of both democracy and national sovereignty.

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