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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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New ACLU Phone App Records Police Misconduct

“The moment you stop recording, that video is sent to the ACLU servers,” says ACLU executive director Jeffrey Mittman. “It cannot be erased. It cannot be deleted. It cannot be destroyed.”

11/06/2014

Police officers work to keep order as demonstrators express their feelings on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: Ferguson No-Fly Zone Aimed at Media

The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests.

11/02/2014

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

Conservative States Balk At Gay Marriage Action

Following Monday’s unexpected Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals over gay marriage, Julia and Regina Johnson went to the Reno County Clerk’s office to apply for a marriage license. After 16 years and six kids, it was time.

10/08/2014

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