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ACLU divided after member uses N-word

A longtime board member of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri has not been reappointed because of his repeated use of the N-word, according to a report in Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a sister publication. Dr. William Landau, an 85-year-old neurologist at ...

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N-word prompts upheaval at ACLU

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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Court affirms ban on Bibles given at school

Both sides are claiming victory in a lawsuit over distributing Bibles in a public school. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a permanent injunction prohibiting the distribution of Bibles to students at an elementary school in southeastern Missouri. For about 30 years, school officials at South Iron Elementary School have allowed representatives of Gideons International to distribute Bibles to fifth-graders.

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