Access Now v. Southwest Airlines [11th Circuit]
Access Now v. Southwest Airlines [11th Circuit]

Access Now v. Southwest Airlines, US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, decided September 24, 2004. Read the opinion here [PDF]. Excerpt:

In declining to evaluate the merits of this case, we are in no way unmindful that the legal questions raised are significant. The Internet is transforming our economy and culture, and the question whether it is covered by the ADA — one of the landmark civil rights laws in this country — is of substantial public importance. Title III's applicability to web sites — either because web sites are themselves places of public accommodation or because they have a sufficient nexus to such physical places of public accommodation — is a matter of first impression before this Court. Unfortunately, this case does not provide the proper vehicle for answering these questions.

Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.