ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a request from the city of Arlington over the issue of sidewalks and the disabled.
It was in a suit brought by Richard Frame, over what he calls “sidewalks to nowhere.”
He couldn’t get to Cowboys Stadium in his wheelchair. Today the high court sided with him.
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His attorney David Ferleger says Arlington sidewalks violate the law .
“They did it the wrong way. So now the city has to fix all the sidewalks that they just broke the law to build the wrong way,” he said.
But Assistant City Attorney Denise Wilkerson says while disappointed in the ruling, it doesn’t fault the city.
“It does not mean Arlington has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. It just means they now have the right to sue us,” Wilkerson said.
Similar cases from other cities could bring the issue back to the Supreme Court.