Deal struck between state of Illinois and ACLU
A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction that prohibits a ban on leafleting in Cape Girardeau, thus allowing the Ku Klux Klan to put flyers on vehicles in the southeast Missouri city.
Jamala Rogers, spokesperson for “Citizens Against Prop A,” says part of the problem is that Prop. A would allow the department to close off access to records.
Illinois is promising to improve safety at its youth prisons and offer inmates better educational and mental health services.
A Nebraska school district asked a deaf preschooler to change his sign language name because they believe the hand motion he used looked like he was shooting a gun.
The lawsuit was brought on behalf of two individuals and two groups that picket outside churches against clergy who allegedly sexually abused children.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri had filed a lawsuit challenging the summary.
The measure on the statewide ballot said people have the right to pray in public or private so long as they do not disturb the peace, and it gives a specific imprimatur for prayer before government meetings.
Presiding commissioner John Griesheimer said “(The prayers) will be respective of all faiths and religion; Jewish, Muslim, whatever.”
They say the ban violates the inmates’ constitutional rights.