Your daily dose of civil rights and related news
Backlash over the Postville raid may be prompting the government to change its immigration enforcement tactics somewhat.
Orange County Register: The diversity given by immigration is a source of strength, not weakness, to our nation.
Same-sex marriage: good for the economy. How long until "pro-family" groups start up their victim complex by railing against "Big Marriage"?
Also on the marriage front, a New York court has thrown out a suit challenging Gov. David Patterson's (D) decision to recognize out of state gay marriages.
Police are charging several men with civil rights violations after shouting homophobic slurs and assaulting four men outside of a night club.
The Boston Globe reviews Mark A. Noll's new book, God and Race in American Politics: A Short History. Noll is an evangelical Christian who documents the way in which religion and race have always been intertwined on both sides of America's race question -- from slavery to civil rights. Also interesting: I didn't know that Harriet Beecher Stove became a White supremacist after the Civil War.
Obama is up with radio ads attacking John McCain on abortion. That's rare from a Democratic candidate, but the fact that Roe is genuinely imperiled this election makes it wise move, in my view (and others as well).
A New York area supermarket chain was found to have cheated some of its managers out of overtime pay. Basically, the company tried to claim they were salaried employees to avoid giving overtime, but then would treat them as hourly to dock them pay if they missed part of the day.
Third Circuit: Spanish-speaking workers bound by arbitration ruling written in English. The trial court had held the agreement unenforceable because the workers had no way of knowing that it had an arbitration clause at all.
New Jersey schools still asking enrolling students about immigration status, despite it being a violation of state and federal(?) law.
Conservatives and Black people? Together under one roof? What a weird place New York is! Rich Lowry brings the funny.