The ACLU filed a lawsuit Thursday against a state agency on behalf of a man who didn’t receive survivor benefits after his same-sex partner was killed.Read More »
A group of residents opposed to a planned development in north St. Louis have taken their case to federal court, with a twist. Litigation is already under way in two different state-level courts challenging both the method by which city ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday, Dec. 2 over a constitutional challenge to a 2008 law that restricted the activities of sex offenders on Halloween night. The law requires sex offenders to stay inside their homes ...Read More »
A Ron Paul supporter has dropped his lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration that claimed he was wrongfully detained at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for carrying $4,700 in cash. Steven Bierfeldt is the director of development for the Campaign for ...Read More »
Foes wonder if the state is crazy to regulate kosher compliance
Is it kosher for a state agency to be the arbiter of what products meet the precise standards of Jewish dietary laws? A rabbi in Georgia doesn't think so and is challenging his state's kosher law in court. A similar law in Missouri - unknown even to some in the Jewish community - could be the next legal target.
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The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Eastern Missouri and the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri today filed a lawsuit challenging the latest attempt to amend Missouri’s state constitution to ban equal opportunity programs in the state. Sponsors ...Read More »
The ACLU is putting cities that ban protests at funerals on notice. The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri and Westboro Baptist Church have sued six cities and sent letters to 15 municipalities threatening litigation unless they repeal their funeral protest ordinances. Thanks to the letters and lawsuits, funeral protest laws started falling last week in the St. Louis area. Maplewood repealed its ordinance Tuesday and O'Fallon and Wentzville council members and aldermen considered bills that would repeal theirs. The Village of Riverview has a vote on repealing its ban scheduled for an Aug. 27 board of trustees meeting.Read More »
We now know that right after 9/11, President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to conduct blanket surveillance on electronic communications without a warrant. The Federal Intelligence Security Act of 1978 created a procedure whereby he could have obtained a ...Read More »
The n-word is incendiary. Dr. William Landau (pictured) says he understands this. Still, he didn't anticipate that his use of the racial epithet at an ACLU post-election function would eventually end his more than half-century association with the St. Louis chapter. And he couldn't have known that Burton Newman, an ACLU general counsel, would be ousted along the way, leading to a wave of resignations from the group's legal committee.
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