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U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling Ban

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.

12/08/2014

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ACLU Sues Over Missouri Headlight-Flashing Ticket

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday sued a Kansas City suburb for pulling over a driver for flashing his headlights at oncoming traffic to warn that a speed trap was ahead.

12/03/2014

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Gay Couple Wanting a Divorce Takes Argument Before Mo. Supreme Court

The men were married in Iowa two years ago and tried to divorce in St. Louis County, but were told the court didn’t have jurisdiction because of Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage.

12/03/2014

A protester wears a mask as he videos a demonstration near an entrance to Highway 70 during an attempted sitdown on the Highway in Ferguson, Missouri on Septmber 10, 2014. About 100 protesters threatened to walk onto and shutdown Highway 70 as a form of civil disobedience related to the Michael Brown shooting and riots in Ferguson, Missouri last month.  Over 200 police stopped the protesters from reaching the highway. About 25 people were arrested. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Judge: Missouri Police Can’t Stop Media Recordings

A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers.

11/21/2014

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Smartphone App that Records Police Misconduct Catching On

Introduced late last week, the ACLU’s new “Mobile Justice” app has already been downloaded up to 1,000 times, according to executive director Jeffrey Mittman.

11/11/2014

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

ACLU: Gay Kansas Couple Harmed By Marriage Delay

Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their families.

11/11/2014

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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

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