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A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown is arrested by a National Guard troop and a police officer outside of the Ferguson Police Station November 28, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Earlier today a small stretch of West Florissant Road was open back to motorist and residents living in the area as tension continue to still run high after Brown, a 18-year-old black male teenager was fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson Police officer on August 9, 2014. A St. Louis County 12-member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided Monday not to indict Wilson with charges sparking riots through out Ferguson. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Stenger Defends Charges Against Ferguson Protesters

County Executive does not believe charges filed a year after arrests give county a black eye.

08/19/2015

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere -- and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired -- was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Activists Seek More Reforms, One Year After Ferguson Uproar

Associated Press review finds 40 new state measures passed in U.S. since death of Michael Brown

08/02/2015

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Judge: Missouri Broke Law Keeping Execution Supplier Secret

National news organizations are suing the state because the Department of Corrections withheld public information.

07/17/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30:  Author Larry Flynt attends the 16th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Day 1 at USC on April 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Larry Flynt Appeals Exclusion from Execution Case

Attorneys say ruling could impact all Americans.

01/14/2015

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ACLU Asks Court to Halt Punishment of Student Who Participated in Silent Protest

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Kansas City School District today because the district violated a student’s First Amendment rights, according to a news release from the ACLU.

12/22/2014

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U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling Ban

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.

12/08/2014

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ACLU Sues Over Missouri Headlight-Flashing Ticket

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday sued a Kansas City suburb for pulling over a driver for flashing his headlights at oncoming traffic to warn that a speed trap was ahead.

12/03/2014

A protester wears a mask as he videos a demonstration near an entrance to Highway 70 during an attempted sitdown on the Highway in Ferguson, Missouri on Septmber 10, 2014. About 100 protesters threatened to walk onto and shutdown Highway 70 as a form of civil disobedience related to the Michael Brown shooting and riots in Ferguson, Missouri last month.  Over 200 police stopped the protesters from reaching the highway. About 25 people were arrested. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Judge: Missouri Police Can’t Stop Media Recordings

A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.

11/21/2014

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Smartphone App that Records Police Misconduct Catching On

Introduced late last week, the ACLU’s new “Mobile Justice” app has already been downloaded up to 1,000 times, according to executive director Jeffrey Mittman.

11/11/2014

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

ACLU: Gay Kansas Couple Harmed By Marriage Delay

Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their families.

11/11/2014

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