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Stories with organization: American Civil Liberties Union
  • Kansas House leader: No debate on religious objections bill 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 8:05 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick says he's not planning to have his chamber debate a bill aimed at protecting college religious groups that want to limit their membership.

  • Former Va. AG Ken Cuccinelli stays active in state politics 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:39 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action committee and founded a law firm specializes in representing guns owners.

  • Legal fight over voter IDs in Wisconsin continues 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 3:08 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - With two special elections looming next month and one to fill a vacancy in the state Senate coming later this year, opponents of Wisconsin's new voter identification law want a federal court to expand the number of IDs that voters can show at the polls.

  • Ducey allows same-sex couples to be adoptive, foster parents 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 6:09 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has overruled a legal opinion from the attorney general's office and instructed the state's child welfare agency to allow all legally married couples, including same-sex couples, to jointly be adoptive and foster parents.

  • Lawsuit claims ex-Pine Lawn mayor falsely arrested 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 3:22 pm

    ST. LOUIS - An 80-year-old former mayor of the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn alleges in a lawsuit that he was repeatedly falsely arrested as part of a smear campaign orchestrated by his successor.

  • US to tell certain travelers if on no-fly list 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 5:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - Under legal pressure, the Obama administration will begin telling some suspected terrorists if and why they are on a list of tens of thousands of people banned from flying to, from or within the United States.

  • Kansas ponders new protections for campus religious groups 
    Updated: Apr-12-15 11:50 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators could enact new legal protections for faith-based groups on state college campuses, even though the state already has a religious objections law.

  • Juvenile sentencing bill heads to Branstad despite criticism 
    Updated: Apr-11-15 9:58 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A bill approved by the Iowa Legislature this session would allow courts to continue sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole, but some people argue the measure designed to bring uniformity to an upended legal process is unfair to young offenders.

  • Judge: Parts of Michigan's sex offender law unconstitutional 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 7:49 am

    DETROIT - Parts of Michigan's sex offender registry law are unconstitutional, including a requirement that offenders stay at least 1,000 feet from schools, a federal judge has ruled.