No. 83-727.

469 U.S. 287 (1985)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 9, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

W. J. Michael Cody, Attorney General of Tennessee, argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were William M. Leech, Jr., former Attorney General, William B. Hubbard, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Frank J. Scanlon, Deputy Attorney General.

Deputy Solicitor General Bator argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General Reynolds, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Cooper, John H. Garvey, and Brian K. Landsberg.

Gordon Bonnyman argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Brian Paddock, Arlene Mayerson, J. LeVonne Chambers, and Eric Schnapper.*

Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the Center for Independent Living — San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys et al. by Marilyn Holle and Timothy Cook; and for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc., by Michael A. Rebell.

JUSTICE MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.

In 1980, Tennessee proposed reducing the number of annual days of inpatient hospital care covered by its state Medicaid program. The question presented is whether the effect upon the handicapped that this reduction will have is cognizable under § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or its implementing regulations. We hold that it is not.



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