Federal Court Says It’s Okay US Gov’t Raided Muslim Families’ Homes, and Other News

By The News May 07, 2009

Court Upholds Federal Raids of Virginia Muslims A federal appeals court found the 2002 raids of several Herndon Muslims, suspected of participating in terrorist activities, did not violate their constitutional rights. The court said federal agents used “lawful force” in drawing their guns and arresting a family in their home without proper warrants. Wa Po Georgia Passes Voter ID Law Governor Sonny Perdue signed a law yesterday that would require voters to show IDs before going to the voting booth. Critics of the law say a citizenship proof requirement for voting would disenfranchise voters of color who are citizens, but lack the proper documents. AP American Indians Promise Pipeline Fight The Indigenous Environmental Network and Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy are gearing up to stop the construction of a 285-mile long Enbridge Energy oil pipeline. The project is planned to go through two reservations, three Northeastern states and cross the Canadian border. Daily Globe Alabama Prison Guards Side With Inmates in Lawsuit An unexpected alliance between the guards and those incarcerated at the Donaldson Correctional Facility has the state facing a big lawsuit. They are saying the leaky roofs and overcrowded facility is no place to work, let alone live. AP