Friends, The new Alliance Alert Daily Digest is finally here! You can subscribe to the daily e-mail here: Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
Pioneer Press: “The ACLU is suing the Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy, or TiZA, in federal court, alleging the school blurs the boundary between religion and public education. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank dismissed a motion by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, or MAS-MN, to disqualify Minneapolis law firm Dorsey & Whitney from representing the ACLU in the case.”
Katherine Kersten writing at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “The conflict began in January 2009, when the ACLU of Minnesota sued Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy — a K-8 charter school with campuses in Inver Grove Heights and Blaine — for violating constitutional prohibitions against government endorsement of religion . . . [TiZA's] chief tool has been attempted intimidation of all who would draw back the curtain on its secrets.” Via Atlas Shrugs.
Religion Clause: “Now in ACLU of Minnesota v. Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104961 (D MN, Oct. 1, 2010), the district court has upheld a federal magistrate’s grant of a protective order to prevent enforcement by TiZA of non-disclosure / confidentiality provisions in its employee handbook against current and former employees in connection with disclosures the employees may make to the ACLU.”