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  • Amid student protests, some see erosion of free speech

    November 15, 2015 5:43 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A recent groundswell of protests on college campuses over race, sexual misconduct and other social issues has some civil libertarians worried that the prized principle of free speech could be sacrificed in the rush to address legitimate student grievances. The potential conflict between civil rights and the... more »
  • Bookstores sue over La. age-verification law

    November 4, 2015 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pair of Louisiana booksellers joined civil rights groups to file a lawsuit Wednesday over a new law requiring publishers to put age gates on their websites. The American Civil Liberties Union and Media Coalition filed the suit on behalf of Garden District Book Shop and... more »
  • ACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge porn' bill

    September 23, 2014 3:02 PM

    PHOENIX - The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona says a new state law making so-called "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists and even historians. The ACLU alleges in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that the law is so broadly written that it can make any... more »
  • Judge puts a hold on Super Bowl "Clean Zone"

    January 24, 2013 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The ACLU said a federal court put a temporary restraining order in place to keep part of the Super Bowl's "Clean Zone" from being put into effect in New Orleans. The zone would restrict the use of banners, signs and flags during the Super Bowl celebrations... more »
  • On Bourbon Street, party but don't preach at night

    September 14, 2012 1:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A ban on preachers along Bourbon Street after dark is creating a First Amendment fight. The ordinance against aggressive solicitation was put in place nearly a year ago, but arrests during a gay pride festival two weeks ago are perhaps the first time the law has been... more »
  • Judge rules against Occupy Wall Street encampment

    November 15, 2011 5:28 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York judge has upheld the city's dismantling of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, saying the protesters' first amendment rights don't entitle them to camp out indefinitely in the plaza. The judge denied a motion by the demonstrators seeking to be allowed back into the... more »
  • Court OKs suit over "fat slob" remark

    March 25, 2011 12:39 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal appeals court is allowing a free speech lawsuit to go ahead after a Kentucky man was arrested when he called a police officer a "fat slob." The man, Kevin O. Kennedy, was angry over permits to expand a strip mall near his home in... more »
  • ACLU: Suspension over Facebook message went too far

    January 12, 2011 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A student suspended after posting a message on Facebook which said he hated his teacher has had the suspension reversed, according to the ACLU of Louisiana. According to a press release from the ACLU, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System removed the suspension from the student's... more »

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