Monterey Park Library Litigation

1988

A wave of “English only” ordinances are passed in local municipalities. The City of Monterey Park tries to limit the city library’s collection of non-English materials, following on the heels of the Monterey Park City Council’s attempt to make English the official language of the city.  In Friends of the Library of Monterey Park v. City of Monterey Park, APALC challenges the City of Monterey Park, and wins at both the trial and appellate levels, the first of several language rights victories in the next few years.

Area of Work: 
Impact Litigation