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 eq.pro 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.
Attorney at Law