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.
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
Arizona’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision that prevents a Latina woman from running for office because she does not speak English proficiently, Fox News reports. State law requires elected officials to speak Englis... Read Post