Minneapolis Taxicab Controversy

Alan Hurst alan.hurst at aya.yale.edu
Mon Mar 12 12:25:25 PDT 2012

Congratulations! I got the paper off SSRN and enjoyed it, and I'm glad
to hear it will be in print soon.


On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Sisk, Gregory C. <GCSISK at stthomas.edu> wrote:
> Thanks very much!  This is good to know.  Our piece on Muslim religious liberty in the federal courts was accepted at the Iowa Law Review on Friday, so it has a home now.
> Greg
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> From: religionlaw-bounces at lists.ucla.edu [religionlaw-bounces at lists.ucla.edu] on behalf of Marie A. Failinger [mfailinger at gw.hamline.edu]
> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 11:05 AM
> To: Law & Religion issues for Law Academics
> Subject: Re: Minneapolis Taxicab Controversy
> Here is what I have learned about the Minneapolis cab controversy.  According to the civil rights leader I spoke with, the controversy started because of the fatwa referred to below. After it came out and cabdrivers began to follow it, other imams in the Twin Cities came out with opinions indicating that it was not forbidden to carry passengers with alcohol.  (Sounds like a federal court split-in-circuits type dustup:)   Most of the cab drivers followed the other imams' opinions and kept working under the MAC "must carry" rules.  The leader said that she had not recently heard anything regarding the legal action.
> Marie A. Failinger
> Professor of Law
> Editor, Journal of Law and Religion
> Hamline University School of Law
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>>>> "Marie A. Failinger" <mfailinger at gw.hamline.edu> 3/8/2012 9:17 AM >>>
> Marty, the fatwa is described in the following Star Tribune article, http://www.startribune.com/local/11586646.html (which also reports one local well-respected imam's opinion that carrying a disability service dog should not pose a problem for Muslim cabdrivers.)
> Marie A. Failinger
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