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Nashville Considers English-Only Requirement

September 18, 2006

A Nashville city councilman has introduced a bill that would make English the official language of Davidson County and impose an English-only language requirement for city functions.  The Tennessean reports on the possible challenges to such a bill as identified by Nashville’s Metro legal department.  The legal opinion concludes that English as an official language measures are generally not problematic, while English-only requirements are much more susceptible to a variety of legal challenges.