August 01, 2019 - 6:06 pm
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued on behalf of two environmental activists who claim a lawyer with the state utilities regulating agency filed a baseless complaint against them as retaliation for their protests. The federal lawsuit contends former Kansas Corporation Commission Deputy...
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June 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to make it easier to protest inside the Kansas Statehouse. The group sought to show during a court hearing Wednesday that restrictions on demonstrations violate protesters' rights to free speech and due legal process. The ACLU asked U.S...
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April 04, 2019 - 12:03 pm
A federal lawsuit has been filed in Wichita on behalf of the three college students who were detained after unfurling banners at the Kansas Statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas said the Kansas restrictions suppress political expression. It seeks...
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March 30, 2019 - 2:14 am
A North Carolina charter school promoting traditional values engaged in unconstitutional sex discrimination by requiring girls to wear skirts, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard ruled that Charter Day School can't enforce the skirts-only rule as part of its dress code...
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March 28, 2019 - 7:57 pm
A suburban Kansas City school district has agreed to apologize to three students who alleged their free speech rights were violated during a national classroom walkout for gun control. The apologies are part of a settlement that the Shawnee Mission School District reached earlier this month with...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:52 pm
The American Civil Liberties of Kansas has asked for a state investigation after a black man was detained by local police while moving into his own home. The ACLU said Thursday that Karle Robinson was held at gunpoint and handcuffed as he moved into a home he had purchased in Tonganoxie, about 30...
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March 05, 2019 - 8:04 pm
A civil rights group says it has struck a settlement deal with the Shawnee Mission School District in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the free speech and press rights of students. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas announced Tuesday in a news release that the school district will...
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November 15, 2018 - 8:21 pm
Kansas' attorney general is arguing in federal court filings that Secretary of State Kris Kobach should not be held liable for exposing sensitive information about voters. Attorney General Derek Schmidt also contends that voters have no constitutional right to the privacy of their data. In recent...
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November 02, 2018 - 9:12 pm
The American Civil Liberties Union says some county election officials in Kansas are undermining its nonpartisan efforts to help voters at polling sites — despite a state's attorney general's opinion last month that such voter assistance programs do not constitute "electioneering." ACLU of Kansas...
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November 02, 2018 - 12:34 am
A federal judge has ruled that a Ford County elections official will not have to open a second polling site for Dodge City after moving the only site to a new location outside of town. In a hearing held Thursday evening, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree ruled that Ford County will not have to...
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