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Jul 5, 2018

Rosenberg Martin enters appearance in Harford Co. Muslim case

Attorneys with Baltimore-based Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP began entering their appearance on behalf of Harford County Tuesday in an ongoing lawsuit over the completion of a subdivision being marketed as a retirement community for Ahmadiyya Muslims. The Baltimore Sun reported last month that the county council had approved County Attorney Melissa Lambert’s request to bring in […]

Feb 5, 2018

Lawsuit over Muslim retirement subdivision in Joppatowne going to mediation

The parties agreed to postpone an upcoming hearing on the owner and builder's injunction request.

Jun 1, 2015

Justices rule for Muslim denied Abercrombie & Fitch job over headscarf

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs. The justices sided with a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a […]

Jan 20, 2015

Court rules for bearded Muslim inmate

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas can grow a short beard for religious reasons.

Apr 25, 2014

New York Muslim group’s libel lawsuit is dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a Christian organization of defaming a Muslim group in a book that alleged that the Muslim group conducted terrorist training.

Aug 21, 2013

ACLU: Muslims face more scrutiny for citizenship

LOS ANGELES — A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said in a report that the previously undisclosed program instructs federal immigration officers to find […]

Jun 11, 2013

Fort Hood suspect, defense attorneys at odds

FORT HOOD, Texas — Defense attorneys ordered to help the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage say they’re being asked to cross ethical lines. Maj. Nidal Hasan is representing himself at his upcoming murder trial. The judge last week said his previous attorneys would stand by and help him if he […]

Apr 17, 2013

Deal approved in Muslims’ suit against McDonald’s

DETROIT — A judge on Wednesday finalized a $700,000 settlement between McDonald’s Corp. and members of Michigan’s Muslim community over claims a suburban Detroit restaurant falsely advertised its food as prepared according to Islamic law. Ahmed Ahmed, the Dearborn Heights man who represents plaintiffs in the class-action suit, claims he bought a chicken sandwich in […]

Mar 8, 2013

Muslim development opposed in rural Howard County

WESTMINSTER — A citizens group aims to limit new construction at a former Catholic school complex in rural Howard County that an Islamic community is considering buying. The Carroll County Times reports that residents of the Cooksville area met Thursday night with a representative from the Dar-us-Salaam community of College Park. The Islamic group is […]

Sep 30, 2012

Jack L.B. Gohn : In the free speech tug-of-war, the Internet is the rope

On its face, the ongoing rioting in the Muslim world over the Innocence of Muslims video may seem like a clash of mutually uncomprehending cultures.

Aug 15, 2012

Fort Hood shooting suspect’s trial on hold over beard

FORT HOOD, Texas — The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting was put on hold Wednesday by an appeals court considering his objections to being forcibly shaved. Maj. Nidal Hasan had been scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday to charges in the attack at the Texas Army post, […]

Jun 3, 2012

Steven I. Platt: A business trip to Dubai opens some eyes

From April 19 through April 29, retired North Carolina Special Superior Court Chief Judge (Business Court) Ben F. Tennille and I had the honor and very interesting experience of traveling to Dubai, the commercial capital city of the United Arab Emirates, to consult with selected members of the Iraqi Judiciary on subjects related to the […]

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