The question of an official language: language rights and the English Language Amendment

@inproceedings{Marshall1986TheQO,
  title={The question of an official language: language rights and the English Language Amendment},
  author={David F. Marshall},
  year={1986}
}
In October 1982, Edward R. Neaher, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, rejected a lawsuit pleading that Social Security forms are discriminatory because they are not also printed in Spanish. In rendering his decision, Judge Neaher blandly stated that 'the national language of the United States is English' (The New York Times 1982b). Persons unfamiliar with the law might not be surprised by the ruling, but those who know something of America's history were surprised, for the United States… Expand
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