Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Ferguson Grand Juror's SuitA federal appeals court ruled Monday that a judge wrongly tossed a lawsuit by a woman wanting to speak publicly about her time on the grand jury that declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man.
Court Faults Dismissal of Ex-ACLU Lawyer from Grand JuryA Missouri appeals court ruled Friday that a former American Civil Liberties Union attorney was improperly dismissed from a grand jury over concerns about his involvement in Ferguson litigation.
Immigrants Sue Missouri Colleges Over Higher Tuition RateImmigrant students who live in Missouri are suing several colleges for charging them a higher tuition rate than some in-state residents.
Illinois Tenants Can No Longer be Evicted For Calling the PoliceIn many Illinois cities a property owner can evict if a person calls for police too often, that will change on November 19.
Judge Orders File Release of World Series Ticket ScandalA judge has ordered the St. Louis Police to release their files on the 2006 World Series ticket scandal.
Illinois City, Creator of Twitter Parody Account Settle SuitThe central Illinois city of Peoria tentatively agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a Twitter account he created depicting the mayor as a lewd fan of drugs and alcohol.
ACLU Warns Schools To Stop Enforcing ‘McCarthy Era’ Patriotism PledgeThe American Civil Liberties Union is warning Nebraska schools to stop enforcing a "McCarthy Era" patriotism law that's been around for decades.
Judge: Missouri Broke Law Keeping Execution Supplier SecretNational news organizations are suing the state because the Department of Corrections withheld public information.
ACLU Lawsuit Claims Ex-Pine Lawn Mayor Falsely ArrestedA former mayor of the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn alleges in a lawsuit, that he was repeatedly falsely arrested as part of a smear campaign orchestrated by his successor.
Groups Aim To Further Expand Gay Rights At State LevelGay rights advocates are hoping to parlay the momentum from their legislative victories in Indiana and Arkansas this week into further expanding legal protections for gays and lesbians.
ACLU Asks Court to Halt Punishment of Student Who Participated in Silent ProtestThe 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.
U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling BanThe Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.