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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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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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School Accused Of Prohibiting Student From Handing Out Fliers Promoting Prayer Event

An Arizona group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a suburban Kansas City middle school of violating a student’s First Amendment rights by prohibiting the student from handing out fliers promoting a prayer event.

12/03/2013

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Group Sues Over Mo. School Prayer Sessions

A lawsuit filed by a national group seeks to stop teacher-sponsored school prayer sessions at a mid-Missouri high school.

11/21/2013

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Rev. Rice to Testify in Hearing Today on Homeless Shelter

In testimony today, Rice will seek to blame downtown’s homeless problem on the negligence of surrounding communities.

11/05/2013

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Planned Parenthood Sues Over Abortion Law Telling Docs To Call Fetus ‘Unique, Living Human Being’

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new Kansas law requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they’re ending the life of a “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”

06/20/2013

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St. Louis City Defends Its Right To Screen Street Performers

“My guy that’s doing these interviews is a band guy, and he’s passionate about helping these people displays themselves,” says Waelterman.

05/10/2013

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Judge Weighs Missouri’s Disturbing Worship Ban

Violators of the new law could face up to six months in jail and a $500 fine. Repeat offenders could get up to five years in prison.

09/11/2012

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KKK Sues Over Mo. City’s Leafleting Restrictions

A Ku Klux Klan group claims a southeast Missouri city’s ban on leafleting unoccupied vehicles violates Klan members’ free speech rights, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

09/07/2012

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Some Missouri Lawmakers Reminded of the First Amendment

The bill says that state laws must protect the free speech of organizations that counsel women to carry their babies to term.

05/09/2012

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