Chevron v. Echazabel 122 S.Ct. 2045
Applicant for employment at oil refinery brought state court action against employer under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and employer removed action to federal court. The United States District Court for the Central District of California, Lourdes G. Baird, J., entered summary judgment in favor of employer, and applicant appealed. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Reinhardt, Circuit Judge, 226 F.3d 1063, reversed in part, vacated in part, and remanded. Upon grant of certiorari, the Supreme Court, Justice Souter, held that Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulation authorizing refusal to hire an individual because his performance on the job would endanger his own health owing to a disability did not exceed the scope of permissible rulemaking under the ADA.