American Civil Liberties Union

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ACLU To Challenge Kansas Gay Marriage Ban

A decision by the nation’s highest court is expected to clear the way for the expansion soon of same-sex marriages to Kansas.

10/06/2014

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files

Ferguson bureaucrats responding to requests under the state’s Sunshine Act to turn over government files about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their employees’ salaries before they will agree to release any records.

09/29/2014

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Missouri Gay Marriage Case Moved to Federal Court

A federal judge will hear a lawsuit challenging Missouri’s ban on gay marriage after state Attorney General Chris Koster intervened in the case and moved it out of state court.

08/07/2014

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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

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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

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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

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