Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 20:29:04 -0400

From: "Cynthia L. Moore" CLM777[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: English Only

The discussion's gotten so polite over the past few days that I thought it

might be good to mix it up with the English Only topic again. I had my law

clerk look for some law review articles on the subject. He came up with

"Declaring English the Official Language: Prejudice Spoken Here." It

appeared in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol.24,

1989. It's somewhat old, but the background it provides is good. It

includes an equal protection analysis of legislation introduced by Rep.

Norman Shumway (R-CA). (I believe someone had mentioned the English Only

might create problems.) The article opens with: "If English was

good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for me!" (tongue in cheek) and

does not present a balanced view of the issue, but a strongly anti-English

Only position. Nonetheless, it makes for very interesting reading.

Cindie Moore

Attorney at Law

Arlington, VA