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Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by carpro, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/05/AR2007090502600.html?hpid=topnews

    Herndon to Shut Down Center for Day Laborers

    By Bill Turque
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, September 6, 2007; Page A01

    The Town of Herndon announced yesterday that it would close its 21-month-old day-laborer center next week instead of complying with a judge's ruling that the site must be open to all residents, including those who might be illegal immigrants.

    SNIP

    At issue was an ordinance the council approved in 2005 as a legal companion to the day-laborer center, barring workers and motorists from striking deals for employment on the streets. The courts have generally required that communities barring public solicitation for work -- a form of speech -- must provide an alternative venue for that speech, such as a hiring site.
     
  2. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

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    Shut them down.
     
  3. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    It's just nuts, Tim.

    Here's a city that tries to abide by the law and aid potential employers in abiding by the law and a judge that decides to legislate from the bench and force the city to aid employers in breaking the law.

    Crazy!

    The city is right to close down the center and should have the police break up any gathering of day laborers anywhere in the city, citizens or not.
     
  4. Jules80

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    Sounds like the town was entirely within their rights to do so.
     
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