Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 11:09:48 CDT
From: Barbara Need barbara[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SAPIR.UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: FOR English Only
The question was raised about whether English Only laws have
reached the Supreme Court. As far I know, not in this go-round.
However (I think I read it in an _English Today_ article
sometime in 88-89--I can check when I go home), laws of
this nature were passed in the early part of the century
(mostly relating to use of German) and one of those DID make
it to the Supreme Court. It was declared unconstitutional
(but I don't remember on what grounds).
University of Chicago--Linguistics