Thursday, May 15, 2003

Fourth Circuit rejects as not ripe challenge to executive order for assistance to persons with limited English in obtaining federal benefits

In ProEnglish v. Bush, the Fourth Circuit in a per curiam opinion for the panel of Chief Judge Wilkins, Judge Shedd, and District Court Judge Wooten held that plaintiffs' challenge to an executive order issued by President Clinton, providing assistance for persons with limited proficiency in English in obtaining federal benefits, was not within the trial court's subject matter jurisdiction because the claims were not ripe or the plaintiffs lacked standing, or both.

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