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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Senate Republicans have blocked legislation imposing restrictions on political activity by special interest groups.
The vote was 57-41, three short of the 60 the bill needed to advance.
Democratic supporters backed by the White House said the legislation was needed to force shadowy interest groups that run millions... more »