Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy B Day notice for Dorothy Day/Federal judge in Oregon rules against terrorism law

Jim Forest <>

Sat, Nov 8, 2008


November 8:


It's the birthday of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker

movement. She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1897.


"People say, 'What good can one person do? What is the sense of our

small effort?' They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time.

We can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment.

But we can beg for an increase of love in our hearts that will

vitalize and transform all our individual actions, and know that God

will take them and multiply them, as Jesus multiplied the loaves and

the fishes."


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Attached Photo of Dorothy Day celebrating her birthday in Des Moines IA in 1952


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Federal judge in Oregon rules against terrorism law

Last updated November 7, 2008 12:45 p.m. PT


PORTLAND -- A federal judge in Oregon has ruled a law prohibiting material support for terrorists is unconstitutional because it is too vague.

U.S. District Judge Garr King said the Treasury Department violated the rights of the Oregon chapter of a defunct Islamic charity based in Saudi Arabia.

Treasury officials froze the assets of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Ashland after listing it as a "specially designated global terrorist organization."

King said the department violated the charity's due process rights by failing to provide it with any basis for the designation.

The judge also ruled the law on the provision of "material support" to any group given the designation was unconstitutionally vague.

A Justice Department spokesman had no immediate comment.

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