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  • ACLU: Law banning begging is unconstitutional

    August 21, 2013 9:27 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union's Louisiana chapter says Slidell police are violating the First Amendment rights of panhandlers in the city by arresting them. The ACLU has asked the city to immediately stop the arrests. A police spokesman tells The Advocate the department is awaiting the... more »
  • ACLU suit attacks Ville Platte curfew

    February 9, 2012 9:36 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has amended its complaint against Ville Platte and the city's late-night walking curfew. The amended complaint alleges that while the curfew has been suspended, the danger has not passed. The Advocate reports the amended complaint was filed Monday. Arthur Sampson,... more »
  • ACLU still pushing case against single-sex classes

    September 21, 2011 7:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge in Lafayette is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Vermilion Parish's segregation of the sexes at a public school. Parish school officials say the case is moot and should be dismissed because the school board voted to end the single-sex classes at... more »
  • ACLU to pursue Vermilion Parish school suit

    April 8, 2011 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union plans to continue with litigation over single-sex classes at Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan, despite a federal appeals court ruling that the classes should not be halted this year. ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman says that the... more »
  • ACLU sues Tangipahoa for paranoid inmate

    January 25, 2011 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says deputies at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail held a paranoid schizophrenic for months without giving him psychiatric medicine or treating injuries inflicted by other inmates and himself. A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that when 52-year-old Roger Mason was moved to... more »
  • ACLU calls on jail to move disabled prisoner

    January 7, 2011 5:46 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims the Iberia Parish jail is holding a prisoner with muscular dystrophy in inhumane conditions. In a letter Friday to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, the ACLU says 31-year-old Reginald Peters has been sleeping on a cell floor... more »
  • ACLU Requests NOLA Police Records

    October 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ACLU of Louisiana says complaints from residents spurred a request for New Orleans Police Department records on a practice of stopping and getting identification from people not accused of doing anything wrong. A news release Wednesday says the ACLU has been told that police stop... more »
  • ACLU in Federal Court Appealing Same Sex Class in Vermilion Parish School

    October 5, 2010 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union went before a federal appeals court Tuesday in hopes of stopping what they say is an unconstitutional system of sex-segregated classes at a southern Louisiana school. The ACLU filed a federal suit in 2009 against the Vermilion Parish School... more »
  • ACLU's appeal set on single-sex classes

    August 25, 2010 9:37 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals set oral arguments for Oct. 5 to consider the ACLU's appeal of a federal district judge's decision to allow single gender classes to continue at a Kaplan middle school. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the... more »
  • ACLU Will Have Arguments About Same-Sex Class Heard

    August 11, 2010 11:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the ACLU's challenge of the single-gender programs at a Kaplan middle school. A federal district judge ruled in April that the all-boys and all-girls classes at Rene Rost Middle School could continue under court-mandated conditions... more »
  • ACLU Filed A Federal Lawsuit Against LA Jail Claiming Prisoner Cruelty

    July 8, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana jail routinely humiliates suicidal prisoners by forcing them to wear skimpy shorts that say "Hot Stuff" on the rear and confines them in tiny "squirrel cages" for weeks at a time, a civil liberties group said Thursday. In an open letter to St. Tammany... more »
  • Newspaper Editor Forced to Remove Satire

    March 11, 2010 2:06 PM

    AMITE, LA – Today the ACLU filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of Nicholas Brilleaux, editor of Hammond Action News, who has been sued for defamation for his satirical article about a giraffe mauling a worker at Folsom’s Global Wildlife Center. The article, published on Hammond... more »
  • Sex Segregated Classrooms Topic of Hearing

    February 24, 2010 7:31 PM

    The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to stop sex-segregated classes from being offered at Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan. The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Vermilion Parish School Board on behalf of a parent and her two daughters, sixth and eighth grade students at the school. All... more »
  • ACLU Representing Family Fighting Sex Segregation Policy At Middle School In Vermilion Parish

    February 24, 2010 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - In the first court hearing ever about sex segregation in coed public schools, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana argued today that the school board in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana illegally discriminated against both boys and girls at Rene A. Rost Middle School by... more »

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