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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

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

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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

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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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Action Sought Against Execution Anesthesiologist

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a medical board to suspend certification for an anesthesiologist expected to participate in upcoming executions in Missouri.

08/30/2013

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Kan. Voters’ Limbo Shows Hitch In Citizenship Law

Nearly 15,000 Kansas residents who registered to vote are having their voting rights held up under a new law requiring voters to prove U.S. citizenship.

08/15/2013

ACLU Sues Mo. Jail Over Mail Confiscation

The American Civil Liberties Union alleges that Morgan County officials are violating people’s constitutional rights by confiscating mail sent to jail detainees.

07/22/2013

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