SMU Law Review
Ming Hsu Chen, Language Rights as a Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 67 SMU L. Rev. 247 (2014), available at https://scholar.law.colorado.edu/articles/413.
The fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 offers an important opportunity to reflect on an earlier moment when civil rights evolved to accommodate new waves of immigration. This essay seeks to explain how civil rights laws evolved to include rights for immigrants and non-English speakers. More specifically, it seeks to explain how policy entrepreneurs in agencies read an affirmative right to language access.
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