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5 min ago | Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Hip Hump Day Wednesdays"

An Oklahoma school district is set to beta test the Bible Curriculum created by Hobby Lobby 's President Steve Green; SCOTUS will hear a case about whether it is constitutional to lie in campaign ads; and Louisiana lawmakers refuse to overturn the ban on oral sex because it is a crime against nature but leaves necrophilia legal because it isn't.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

4 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Elizabeth Nolan Brown on America's Prostitution Precrime Laws

"The evening after she spoke at the protest she was walking to a bar in her neighborhood.

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Related Topix: California, KY

6 hrs ago | Star Tribune

ACLU sues to try to block Arkansas voter ID law before primary election next month

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Mike Beebe, US Governors

6 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

ACLU of Arkansas files suit over voter I.D. law

The legislature passed Act 595, over Gov. Mike Beebe's veto, in 2013, requiring a photo I.D. Voter I.D. laws are a Republican don't-get-out-the-vote move to keep persons likely to vote Democratic - the handicapped, the poor, the elderly, etc.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

8 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

Church-State Separation and the Ongoing Culture Wars

This week, Louisiana lawmakers have begun debating a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

12 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

Judge orders Livingston County Jail to deliver mail to inmates after complaint from ACLU

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Livingston County Jail to deliver American Civil Liberties Union letters sent to inmates in February.

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Related Topix: Prison, Livingston County, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

12 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Judge orders jail to deliver mail to inmates after complaint from ACLU

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Livingston County Jail to deliver American Civil Liberties Union letters sent to inmates in February.

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Related Topix: Prison, Activism, Livingston County, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

13 hrs ago | Common Dreams

NYPD Shutters 'Muslim Spy Unit' But More Needed, says ACLU

The New York City Police Department on Tuesday announced the disbanding of a controversial unit that spied on Muslim community members and caused outrage nationwide when the existence of the religious-basd surveillance program was first revealed in 2011.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

16 hrs ago | News Observer

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper asks judge to delay new same-sex marriage case

Attorney General Roy Cooper, the target of several challenges to North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, has asked a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit until a higher court rules on a more sweeping marriage case.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

18 hrs ago | South Florida Blade

Politics Unusual: Marriage Equality Gains Momentum

Every week, there seems to be more and more news on the Marriage Equality front.

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Related Topix: Florida, Key West, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Gay/Lesbian, Rick Scott, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WMBF

On Tax Day, same-sex marriage supporters protest state's tax laws

A group that represents South Carolina's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community partnered with ACLU of South Carolina to protest what they say are unfair marriage and tax laws.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Supreme Court

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Settlement sought in free speech case by Christian student at TNCC

The Virginia Community College System will suspend its policy for on-campus student expression as it works to settle a lawsuit filed in March by an evangelical Christian student at Thomas Nelson Community College.

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Related Topix: York County, VA, Newport News, VA

Business Journal

A congresswoman, Microsoft lawyer and the ACLU walk into UW law school

Brad Smith, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at Microsoft, speaks on a panel discussion at the University of Washington titled "Protecting Privacy and National Security in the Digital Age".

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, University of Washington, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene

Advocate

Arizona Activist Found Guilty of 'Walking While Trans'

A transgender woman and advocate for the rights of sex workers in Arizona has been convicted of "manifesting prostitution" after she accepted a ride from an undercover police officer in an antiprostitution sting in Phoenix last May. Monica Jones is not a sex worker.

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Related Topix: Activism, Transgender, Arizona State University, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

KHGI

ACLU speaks for man arrested handing out fliers

A Nebraska civil liberties group is now representing a Lincoln man arrested by police last month for handing out religious pamphlets outside Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Related Topix: Activism

Boise Weekly

ACLU Director to Take New Post in Washington, D.C.

Monica Hopkins, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, is transferring to Washington, D.C., to act as the organization's regional executive director in the capital city.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Canyon County, ID

Ars Technica

Utah cops warrantlessly search drug records of 480 emergency personnel

Utah law enforcement officials searched, without a warrant, the prescription drug records of 480 public paramedics, firefighters and other personnel to try to figure out who was stealing morphine from emergency vehicles.

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Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

Towleroad

Tuesday Speed Read: Taxes, South Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Violence Against Women Act

Equality South Carolina is staging a tax day protest in Columbia, the state capital, today to show support for same-sex couples in South Carolina who have married in other states but must lie on their state tax returns and claim to be single.

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Related Topix: Tax, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Go Local

Fund for Community Progress Honors GoLocalProv + Other RI Leaders

The Fund for Community Progress has announced it will honor community leaders - including GoLocalProv - who work to help build and sustain social and economic equity in Rhode Island at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, April 24. "Each year The Fund recognizes those who strive to create positive change in the community change that is vital ... (more)

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Detroit Free Press

ACLU sues over Michigan's failure to recognize marriages of 300 same-sex couples

Family makes emotional testimony during ACLU Vs. S...: Clint McCormack and his son give emotional testimony during ACLU Vs.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Activism, Wedding

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