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Armed Militia Group’s Return to Ferguson Raises Concern

Missouri law allows anyone with a concealed carry permit to openly display a firearm anywhere in the state.

08/12/2015

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Judge: Chicago Jail’s Newspaper Ban Violates 1st Amendment

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a long-standing ban on all newspapers at one of the nation’s largest jails violates inmates’ right to free speech.

07/07/2015

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ACLU Asks Court to Halt Punishment of Student Who Participated in Silent Protest

The 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.

12/22/2014

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Obama Publicly Addresses Michael Brown, Ferguson Unrest

President Barack Obama addressed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer for the first time publicly today during a news conference.

08/14/2014

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Controversial “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Debated In MO House

A bill that would prohibit the discussion of sexual orientation in public schools is being debated in Jefferson City.

04/23/2012

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