ABSTRACT

This chapter discusses the constitutive approach to law includes more than just parties designated by a policy as being affected. Parking spaces are constructed according to formal types of policy. The creative architecture of the parking space renders the space a text from which the notion of a right can be interpreted according to formal and informal forms of law. The chapter examines legal scholar Thomas F. Burke's work on disability policy from his article 'The Judicial Implementation of Statutes: Three Stories about Courts and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)'. Burke focuses on court involvement with the ADA of 1990 through the eyes of legal scholars, disability activists, politicians and the disabled themselves. The politics of ordinary acts and places and the policing of such politics reveals that law happens in the everyday arena of the mass public and beyond the strict scope of written policy application and impact.