San Francisco – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals remains mute over banning all use of language in official documents.
“We see this as a victory” said Ms. Todavía Rojo of the ACLU, “a mute response is a strong indication the Court has accepted the premise of our lawsuit and will no longer be employing words in its decisions”
The ACLU has long advocated the banning of all religion expression from official documents and government functions as the best way to implement Constitutionally mandated religious neutrality. Last year the ACLU joined representatives from several exotic ethnic groups to seek a similar ban on the use of language.
“The official use of English cannot be considered language neutral. It is oppressive to all non-English speakers. We have simply taken the next step to protect the rights of minorities in America by asking that all official use of language be banned.” claimed Ms. Royo.
U.S. Attorney General Hugh Rodham dismissed the ACLU's optimism. “The Court's silence means nothing. The ACLU is jumping the gun. Give the Court time to deliberate; they have only had 15 minutes.”
© Greg Schiller, 2007
Author: Greg Schiller