ACLU http://kcur.org en ACLU Sues Missouri Over Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://kcur.org/post/aclu-sues-missouri-over-same-sex-marriage-ban <p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri&nbsp; has filed suit, trying to overturn the state’s refusal to accept same-sex marriage.</p><p>The suit is in the name of a Kansas City couple and seven others around the State.</p><p>The suit assumes public attitudes have changed since the Missouri Constitution was altered to ban same-gender marriage a decade ago. &nbsp;</p><p>Jim MacDonald and Andy Schuerman were legally married in Canada and are raising Schuerman’s &nbsp;biological 3-year old daughter, Grace.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:36:57 +0000 Dan Verbeck 51177 at http://kcur.org ACLU Sues Missouri Over Same-Sex Marriage Ban ACLU Ready to File Lawsuit Over Kan. Voter Registration Law http://kcur.org/post/aclu-ready-file-lawsuit-over-kan-voter-registration-law <p>The American Civil Liberties Union says in a letter that it's ready to go to court over a voter registration law in Kansas.</p><p>The law requires people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas to prove their citizenship with a document such as a birth certificate. More than 12,000 voter registration applications have been put on hold because of that requirement.</p><p>Doug Bonney is with the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri. He says the law, which was strongly championed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, puts unnecessary hurdles in front of voters.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:43:37 +0000 Stephen Koranda 41909 at http://kcur.org Supreme Court Rules Police Must Get Search Warrant For Most DUI Blood Tests http://kcur.org/post/supreme-court-rules-police-must-get-search-warrant-most-dui-blood-tests <p>The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police must obtain a search warrant to draw blood in routine drunk driving arrests.</p><p>The case stems from a 2010 drunk driving arrest in Cape Girardeau. At question is whether a Missouri Highway Patrol Officer violated Tyler McNeely’s protection from unreasonable search and seizure when he drew McNeely’s blood with neither a warrant nor his permission.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:33:09 +0000 Jacob McCleland 35299 at http://kcur.org Advocates Still Wary Of Infectious Disease Bill http://kcur.org/post/advocates-still-wary-infectious-disease-bill <p>Kansas health officials are trying to assure local health groups that <a href="http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/documents/summary_hb_2183_2013.pdf">a controversial bill</a> dealing with infectious diseases needed an update to response protocols for occupational exposures. Some HIV advocates, however, aren’t completely sold. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:19:25 +0000 Elana Gordon 35217 at http://kcur.org Advocates Still Wary Of Infectious Disease Bill ACLU Sues Over Policy Preventing Inmates From Getting Married http://kcur.org/post/aclu-sues-over-policy-preventing-inmates-getting-married <p>The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison facility at Jefferson City over a policy they say is barring inmates from getting married.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:07:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28219 at http://kcur.org ACLU Sues Over Policy Preventing Inmates From Getting Married Lee’s Summit Student Website Ruling Reversed http://kcur.org/post/lee-s-summit-student-website-ruling-reversed <p>A Kansas City federal judge has been directed to make another attempt at settling a dispute between&nbsp;the Lee’s Summit School District and two students suspended after a blog caused a furor. A federal appeals panel has rejected a preliminary injunction against the 180 day suspensions of twin brothers.</p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:39:44 +0000 Dan Verbeck 26189 at http://kcur.org Lee’s Summit Student Website Ruling Reversed Missouri Drunk Driving Case Heads To U.S. Supreme Court http://kcur.org/post/missouri-drunk-driving-case-heads-us-supreme-court <p>A Cape Girardeau drunk driving case is going all the way to the U.S. &nbsp;Supreme Court.&nbsp; The court will decide if police can give a blood test without a warrant.<br> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:25:57 +0000 Jacob McCleland 25095 at http://kcur.org Missouri Drunk Driving Case Heads To U.S. Supreme Court Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-may-30-2012 <p>ACLU urges Missouri Governor Nixon to veto a bill protecting worship services to protect freedom of speech.&nbsp; The Missouri Senate race is close.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Wed, 30 May 2012 14:12:21 +0000 Maria Carter 18509 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Urged To Veto Bill Protecting Worship Services http://kcur.org/post/governor-nixon-urged-veto-bill-protecting-worship-services <p><a href="http://www.aclu-em.org/" target="_blank">The American Civil Liberties Union </a>wants Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to veto a bill that would make it a crime to disturb worship services in Missouri.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 May 2012 12:20:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 18502 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Monday, January 2, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-january-2-2012 <ul><li>ACLU Questions St. Joseph Schools About Religious Speakers</li><li>Kansas Highway Patrol Start First Training Academy In Two Years</li><li>Kansas City Chiefs End Season With A Win</li></ul><p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 13:34:23 +0000 Maria Carter 10029 at http://kcur.org