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Photo: U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, St. Louis

U.S. Attorney Responds to ACLU Suit Over Mueth Documents

United States Attorney Richard G. Callahan today announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a Motion to Intervene on behalf of the FBI.

07/18/2014

Ed Mueth, former Director of Executive Administration, St. Louis County Health Department

ACLU Files Suit For Release of Mueth Embezzlement Documents

Mueth was the county health department official who committed suicide amid suspicions he stole millions from county taxpayers.

07/18/2014

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Civil Rights Groups Weigh in on Secret Documents

Civil Rights groups are backing a federal judge’s decision in a Chicago terrorism case in hopes to give defense lawyers access to secret intelligence court records.

05/09/2014

File photo of a cop car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge: Drivers Can Flash Lights to Warn of Police

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction prohibiting a St. Louis County town from ticketing drivers for flashing their headlights to warn other drivers that police are nearby.

04/09/2014

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

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Kan., Ariz. Seek Order On Voter Citizenship Laws

Kansas and Arizona asked a court Wednesday to force a federal agency to quickly modify a national voter registration form so the states can fully enforce proof-of-citizenship requirements for new voters ahead of next year’s elections.

10/23/2013

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

DrugTests

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

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