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Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

...last month that legalized gay marriage.The first test is set to begin Monday in a Kentucky courtroom. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who cited her Christian faith on June 30 as she refused...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/resistance-gay-marriages-travels-well
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After years of declining crime, a spike in violence

...drop its appeal of a ruling by a judge who found the tactic sometimes discriminated against minorities. An American Civil Liberties Union study found similar practices in Chicago, where many observers expect a lawsuit to follow."Maybe we don't...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-12/after-years-declining-crime-spike-vio
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Can KKK 'adopt highway'? Court considers matter

...application. The department said its program was aimed at "civic-minded organizations in good standing."The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation sued on behalf of the KKK group in September 2012, arguing that the state violated the group's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-10/can-kkk-adopt-highway-court-considers
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Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

...Conway encouraged any couples who are turned away to seek private counsel. Miller and Roberts contacted the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky to represent them."This is where we live; we pay taxes here, we vote here. And we want to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/same-sex-marriage-fight-turns-clerks-
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Same-sex couples will have to wed to keep health benefits

...extending benefits to couples solely because they couldn't marry violated their equal protection rights.The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska first brought the lawsuit forward.ACLU of Alaska executive director Joshua Decker supported the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/same-sex-couples-will-have-wed-keep-hea
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Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate, FBI says

...needs and haven't presented enough information to justify the use of these additional authorities. The American Civil Liberties Union accuses intelligence officials and some in Congress of "scaremongering" about the Patriot Act and says the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/surveillance-tools-jeopardy-amid-patr
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NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...The sheer volume of information sought is staggering."A lower court judge in December tossed out an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit, saying the program was a necessary extension to security measures taken after the Sept. 11, 2001...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-08/nsa-phone-spying-illegal-judge-rules
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Legal pot: How do we know if it works?

...a social-justice organization sponsoring the conference along with the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. "We want to learn from the pioneers for the pioneers, but be more systematic about what we know and what...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/legal-pot-how-do-we-know-if-it-works
State
Double standard on running from police

...divide between police and citizens, said Ezekiel Edwards, director of the Criminal Law Reform Project at the American Civil Liberties Union."Folks who are going to be the most intimidated or scared of the police are the same people in places where...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/double-standard-running-police
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Watershed moment for gay marriage

...because the country was not ready to see us in the way it sees us now," said James Esseks, leader of the American Civil Liberties Union's gay rights effort.More recently, the Supreme Court has advanced rights for gay and lesbian Americans...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/watershed-moment-gay-marriage
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