aclu http://kbia.org en Talking Politics: Missouri mulls LGBT changes http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-missouri-mulls-lgbt-changes <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week, it was hard to miss the huge news coming out </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">of Columbia.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:46:43 +0000 Kate Grumke 48375 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Missouri mulls LGBT changes ACLU seeks same-sex marriage recognition in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/aclu-seeks-same-sex-marriage-recognition-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri has filed a lawsuit to defend same-sex marriage rights in the State. Eight same-sex couples who were married outside of Missouri are claiming the same privileges as opposite-sex couples in a lawsuit against the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:31:11 +0000 Romain Cluzel 48102 at http://kbia.org ACLU seeks same-sex marriage recognition in Missouri ACLU to file suit against Missouri over same-sex marriage http://kbia.org/post/aclu-file-suit-against-missouri-over-same-sex-marriage <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:40:04 +0000 The Associated Press 48023 at http://kbia.org ACLU to file suit against Missouri over same-sex marriage Judge says Mo. law violates inmate rights to marry http://kbia.org/post/judge-says-mo-law-violates-inmate-rights-marry <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A central&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;county has been told by a federal judge that it must issue a license to inmates without requiring the person to fill out the marriage license application in the presence of the county recorder of deeds or their deputy.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:27:54 +0000 Associated Press 47921 at http://kbia.org Judge says Mo. law violates inmate rights to marry Mo. Moving Forward With Executions, Despite Secrecy Over Drug Supply http://kbia.org/post/mo-moving-forward-executions-despite-secrecy-over-drug-supply A month ago, St. Louis Public Radio <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug-why-change-plans">reported</a> on the questionable manner in which the state of Missouri got ahold of its potential execution drug. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:40:40 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 43792 at http://kbia.org Mo. Moving Forward With Executions, Despite Secrecy Over Drug Supply 'Hustler' publisher attempts to halt execution of man who shot him http://kbia.org/post/hustler-publisher-attempts-halt-execution-man-who-shot-him <p>Missouri death row inmate Joseph Franklin has an unexpected advocate for the stoppage of his planned execution.</p><p><em>Hustler</em> publisher Larry Flynt and the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Foundation filed a motion in federal court to have documentation concerning Franklin’s planned execution unsealed.</p><p>Flynt was paralyzed from the waist down in 1978 after being shot by Franklin in Georgia in retaliation for <em>Hustler</em> containing an interracial photo spread. Franklin is facing execution for committing multiple murders.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:05:25 +0000 Daniel Shapiro 43695 at http://kbia.org 'Hustler' publisher attempts to halt execution of man who shot him Judge: Linn State drug testing unconstitutional http://kbia.org/post/judge-linn-state-drug-testing-unconstitutional <p></p><p>A federal judge has ruled that a mid-Missouri technical college's mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when applied to most students.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey in Jefferson City on Friday sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued Linn State Technical College on behalf of six students.</p><p>Linn State attorney Kent Brown had not yet read the ruling, but said any ruling against the school would be appealed.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:42:35 +0000 Associated Press 40501 at http://kbia.org Judge: Linn State drug testing unconstitutional In effort to block executions in Mo., ACLU focuses on anesthesiologist http://kbia.org/post/effort-block-executions-mo-aclu-focuses-anesthesiologist <p>The American Civil Liberties Union hopes to block two executions in Missouri this fall by seeking to disqualify the anesthesiologist used by the <a href="http://doc.mo.gov/">Department of Corrections</a>.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:55:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 39703 at http://kbia.org In effort to block executions in Mo., ACLU focuses on anesthesiologist ACLU files suit against Morgan County http://kbia.org/post/aclu-files-suit-against-morgan-county <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Morgan County. The suit alleges that Morgan County officials are violating people's constitutional rights by confiscating mail sent to jail detainees.</p><p>The Jefferson City News-Tribune&nbsp;<a href="http://is.gd/lCEmvP">reports</a> that the St. Louis-based ACLU of Eastern Missouri filed the federal lawsuit last week and asked a judge to certify the case as a class action. The ACLU also is seeking a preliminary injunction.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:46:06 +0000 Associated Press 37490 at http://kbia.org ACLU files suit against Morgan County Koster wants flag desecration law reinstated http://kbia.org/post/koster-wants-flag-desecration-law-reinstated <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate Missouri's law prohibiting desecration of the American flag, a law struck down by a federal judge last year. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:08:00 +0000 Associated Press 27337 at http://kbia.org Koster wants flag desecration law reinstated Federal lawsuit after policy bars inmates from marrying http://kbia.org/post/federal-lawsuit-after-policy-bars-inmates-marrying <p>The Americans Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison facility at Jefferson City over a policy they say is barring inmates from getting married.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:08:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25131 at http://kbia.org Federal lawsuit after policy bars inmates from marrying Judge to hear suit over Mo. disturbing worship law http://kbia.org/post/judge-hear-suit-over-mo-disturbing-worship-law <p>A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit over Missouri's new law making it a crime to disturb a worship service.</p><p>Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union are seeking a temporary injunction to block the law that took effect last month.</p><p>The law makes it a misdemeanor to intentionally disturb or interrupt a "house of worship" with profane language, rude or indecent behavior or noise that breaks the solemnity of the service. Violators could face up to six months in jail and a $500 fine. Repeat offenders could get up to five years in prison.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:45:08 +0000 Associated Press 20917 at http://kbia.org Judge to hear suit over Mo. disturbing worship law ACLU lawsuit challenges part of Amendment Two http://kbia.org/post/aclu-lawsuit-challenges-part-amendment-two The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit late this afternoon that takes issue with part of Amendment Two, which deals with prayer and religious expression in Missouri.&nbsp;&nbsp;<p>Amendment Two specifically protects public prayer and lets students avoid assignments that violate their religious beliefs.<p>Tony Rothert, legal director for the ACLU&rsquo;s eastern Missouri division, said the lawsuit is focused on this specific phrase:<blockquote><p>This section shall not be construed to expand the rights of prisoners in state or local custody beyond those afforded by the laws of the United States.<p></blockquote><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:32:58 +0000 Tim Lloyd 19054 at http://kbia.org ACLU lawsuit challenges part of Amendment Two Camdenton school district agrees to settlement with ACLU http://kbia.org/post/camdenton-school-district-agrees-settlement-aclu <p>Camdenton&rsquo;s R-III school district is paying $125,000 in legal fees and costs as part of a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union over blocking Internet access to websites with information about gay, lesbian and transgender issues, the Associated&nbsp;Press reports. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:01:16 +0000 Associated Press 11459 at http://kbia.org Lawsuit filed against voter identification legislation http://kbia.org/post/lawsuit-filed-against-voter-identification-legislation <p>&nbsp;A lawsuit seeking to block a proposed constitutional amendment regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Jefferson City.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:20:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10718 at http://kbia.org Lawsuit filed against voter identification legislation