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Old 08-12-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Wichita — A lawsuit filed by three Hispanic families against the Catholic Diocese of Wichita challenging a policy that requires students to speak only English while at school goes to trial in federal court today.

“What happened at that school constitutes race discrimination under federal anti-discrimination laws — that is why it is important. That needs to be stopped,” said Christopher McHugh, the attorney representing three 12-year-old students named as plaintiffs in the civil litigation.

The lawsuit seeks an end to the policy and asks for an order barring similar policies at other Catholic schools in the Wichita diocese.

The plaintiffs are claiming the policy violates the Civil Rights Act and another federal statute by intentionally discriminating against the sixth-grade students and causing a hostile educational environment.

The diocese contended in court filings that the English-only rule is not discriminatory and did not cause a hostile environment. It contends the rule was implemented at St. Anne Catholic School as a legitimate response to inappropriate behavior by a few middle school students.

“This case is about a matter of discipline,” Jay Fowler, the attorney representing the Catholic Diocese said Monday. “Catholic schools embrace all cultures.”

LJWorld.com / Trial to begin in English-only case

Talking about biting the hand that aids and abets them . . . . .

Christopher McHugh is a classic case of why some so called attorneys are not fit to practice.

How in the hell does banning spanish in an American school classify as racism? When did spanish become a race? Here's hoping his "clients" pays him in pesos.

wow . . . just wow . . .
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Wichita — A lawsuit filed by three Hispanic families against the Catholic Diocese of Wichita challenging a policy that requires students to speak only English while at school goes to trial in federal court today.
Maybe they'll close the day-labor center in retaliation?
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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Gee talk about ungrateful. All that the Catholic church does calling for amnesty, etc. Serves the church right- I would say maybe they would wake up and learn their lesson but I doubt it.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Maybe they'll close the day-labor center in retaliation?
That and closing the door on their support of amnesty would make my day.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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If this case goes through and they win, will the school be offering programs in all languages? I can hardly wait!
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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Gee talk about ungrateful. All that the Catholic church does calling for amnesty, etc. Serves the church right- I would say maybe they would wake up and learn their lesson but I doubt it.
Me too Nic. We can dream though can't we?
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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If this case goes through and they win, will the school be offering programs in all languages? I can hardly wait!
Ha . . . We both know that special treatment and ignorance of English and US law is reserved primarily for the illiterate, illegal alien leeches from SOB.

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