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DOJ sues Philadelphia school district for religious discrimination against Muslim man

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The U.S. government sued Philadelphia’s school district for religious discrimination on Wednesday for demanding that a veteran Muslim police officer trim his beard. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Department of Justice, said the nation’s eighth-largest school district passed a grooming…

Things I just don’t understand

Top of the list of things I don’t understand: the administrators’ motivations in this story. A well-heeled Philadelphia school district gave out laptops to students—then used the webcams attached to covertly spy on them, both at school and at home, according to a class-action lawsuit. The case, Blake J. Robbins…