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Legal news from Sunday, September 14, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

Muslim union workers at the JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado have filed grievances and wrongful termination claims stemming from alleged employment conflicts with their observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan [Beliefnet.com backgrounder]. Initially there were attempts to work out a deal with Swift that would allow night shift …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Benigno Fitial, governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), filed a lawsuit Friday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia to prevent the US government from taking over the CNMI's immigration system. Fitial asserts that the provisions of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 [S. 2739 materials] allowing …

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