Thursday, March 08, 2007

Muslim Student Suing Newark Over Public School Graduation at Church

A Muslim student is suing the City of Newark for holding a public school graduation at a church. The student claims that his civil rights and liberties were violated because he could not attend the ceremony because it would violate precepts of his religious faith.

The church was selected because the size of the graduating class limited the number of venues that could be used.

I frankly don't think that this case has much chance of success, but the ACLU is involved, so we'll see.

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