A state law mandating elected officials be at least "minimally proficient in English" doesn't violate anyone's right to participate in government, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Friday. The case first hit Arizona's lower courts when the mayor of San Luis claimed a city council candidate couldn't read, write, or speak English and should thus be disqualified, The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog reported Friday.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday upheld a state law that requires elected officials to be able to read, write and speak the English language. Read Post
A lower court upheld a Justice Department challenge to void the law. The issue is whether the state can step in to do what the federal government is mandated to do. The justices — minus Justice Elena Kagan, who did not participate i... Read Post