First Amendment

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30:  Author Larry Flynt attends the 16th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Day 1 at USC on April 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Larry Flynt Appeals Exclusion from Execution Case

Attorneys say ruling could impact all Americans.

01/14/2015

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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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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

Men's quarters, top floor of New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

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

SNAP Director David Clohessy with Barbara Dorris

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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