Travel + Law News From Around The World:
- Remember the LAX dry ice bombing scare last Fall? Two airport employees were sentenced Friday to three years probation and 480 hours of community service after pleading guilty to one felony count of possession of a destructive device. Video here. (Side note to @CBSLA, “Dry Ice Suspects Sentenced” does not make sense. Think about it.)
- American Airlines and Marriott Urge Arizona Gov to Veto Anti-Gay Bill. See the letters here from @HuffPostBiz. Arizona Bill SB 1062 would allow businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples. Read the Bill (pdf) here.
- Can Public Universities’ Hotels and Bibles Mix? The Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal firm based in Arizona, hopes so. It is attempting to get the University of Wisconsin (blog here) and Iowa State University (article here) to reverse their decisions to remove Gideon Bibles in night stands of University owned hotels. But there is a voice in the opposition from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit that “works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state.”
- Labor Court leans on Jetstar Airways to come to a resolution for more break time for pilots. Jetstar, an Australian budget carrier, has 60 days to reach an agreement on how pilots will be allotted more down time between flights, outside of completing their regular duties such as flight planning, aircraft prep, etc.