Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jewish Attorney General goes after English-only New York town

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered the upstate town of Jackson to “immediately” overturn a local ordinance that made English the town’s official language, warning that the statute is “illegal” and “discriminatory.” The ordinance, which prohibits public officials in Jackson from speaking or writing in any language but English while they are carrying out their official duties, will be voted on once again by the town council on June 1, 2011 because of the intervention by the state AG’s office.

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