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Just Keep Swimming: DOJ Conveniently Pushes Pool Regulations Past Election

ladisney Wrote: May 27, 2012 8:45 AM
The regulation is NOT well meaning. It is just another instnce of bureaucrats flexing their muscles. They know perfectly well that this rule is unneeded but will push it anyhow simply because they can. If it causes pools to close that's just too bad. That is the nanny state.

Yet again, the Obama administration shows that its principles have limits, at least where electoral success is concerned. The Justice Department has pushed back a contentious regulation requiring public and commercial swimming pools to be equipped with elevators for the disabled. Rather than forcing hotel and municipal pools to comply with the regulation, passed as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the DOJ has opted to wait until after the election to enforce the rule. Of course, this means they're also avoiding a pre-November conflict with the powerful hotel lobby (pun unintended, whomp).

After initially setting a...