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Edward Gillespie and Brandalyn Orchard

ACLU Sues Southeast Mo. Town After Police Kick Out Homeless Couple

Police produced a copy of an ordinance against vagrancy, begging, and loitering and told them to leave town in five minutes.

12/17/2013

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Top 10 Most-Viewed St. Louis News Stories of 2013

With 2013 in its final days, KMOX.com is recapping the 10 most-viewed local news stories of the year.

12/15/2013

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Larry Flynt Sues Missouri, Says State Execution Process Is Too Secretive

Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is getting support from an unlikely source: Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, who was paralyzed by a bullet apparently fired by Franklin 35 years ago.

11/11/2013

A member of the Ku Klux Klan salutes during American Nazi Party rally (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Judge Sides with KKK in City’s Ban on Fliers

For the second time this year, a federal court has ruled that the eastern Missouri town of Desloge cannot ban the Ku Klux Klan or any other group from passing out fliers.

10/02/2013

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

St. Clair County Expands Drug Testing Months After Judge’s Overdose

The American Civil Liberties Union says the new policy opens the county up to lawsuits but Mark Kern, the St. Clair County Board Chair, disagrees.

10/02/2013

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Judge: Mo. Technical College’s Drug Testing Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey in Jefferson City on Friday sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued Linn State Technical College on behalf of six students.

09/13/2013

A St. Louis Police Department vehicle is pictured in front of the old police headquarters in downtown St. Louis on November 7, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ACLU Calls for More Checks and Balances of Local Control of St. Louis Police Dept.

St. Louis Police are now under the control of Mayor Francis Slay, and that has raised concerns of too much power in one person’s hands.

09/12/2013

File photo of a death chamber in a prison. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Action Sought Against Execution Anesthesiologist

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a medical board to suspend certification for an anesthesiologist expected to participate in upcoming executions in Missouri.

08/30/2013

Senate voted in favor 32-25

Former Top Ill. Republican Leads Same-Sex Marriage Effort

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has hired Pat Brady’s lobbying firm to push for same-sex marriage legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives.

08/28/2013

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ACLU Says It’s Unconstitutional for Kirkwood, Mehlville to Limit Number of Transfer Students

The group sent letters to Kirkwood and Mehlville School superintendents Friday stating that if they don’t have space for all the students who have applied, then they need to make space.

08/05/2013

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