No. 00-1089.

534 U.S. 184 (2002)

122 S.Ct. 681

151 L.Ed.2d 615


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 8, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John G. Roberts, Jr., argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Jeffrey A. Savarise, John A. West, and Katherine A. Hessenbruch.

Barbara B. McDowell argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae in support of petitioner. On the brief were Solicitor General Olson, Acting Assistant Attorney General Schiffer, Deputy Solicitor General Clement, Malcolm L. Stewart, Marleigh D. Dover, and Charles W. Scarborough.

Robert Leslie Rosenbaum argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

O'Connor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Justice O'Connor, delivered the opinion of the Court.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA or Act), 104 Stat. 328, 42 U. S. C. § 12101 et seq. (1994 ed. and Supp. V), a physical impairment that "substantially limits one or more . . . major life activities" is a "disability." 42 U. S. C. § 12102(2)(A) (1994 ed.). Respondent, claiming to be disabled because of her carpal tunnel syndrome and...

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