Federal judge sides with Alton Sterling protesters in suit against cops in Baton Rouge
Posted on 10/27/2017 1:42:00 PM.
A federal judge agrees with Alton Sterling protesters in a class action lawsuit against Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies. A hearing was held Friday morning involving about 80 protesters who were arrested last year. The ACLU of Louisiana filed a similar lawsuit but one that did not seek damages.
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Parkway High says student athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during national anthem
Posted on 9/28/2017 5:07:00 PM.

Parkway High School in Bossier Parish has told students that any school athlete that kneels or disrespects the flag during the national anthem could be kicked off the team. Executive Director of the ACLU of Louisiana Marjorie Esman says the laws of our country do not allow the schools to prohibit students from peacefully protesting in this manner.

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ACLU of LA sends letter to LSP after man cited for flipping off trooper
Posted on 8/16/2017 4:27:00 AM.

The ACLU of Louisiana has sent a letter to Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves after a man was ticketed for flipping off a state trooper on I-20 near Rayville. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the man was charged with felony public intimidation.

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ACLU argues state Department of Corrections hair length policy violates religious freedoms
Posted on 7/5/2017 11:48:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments today in the case of a Rastafarian inmate with dreadlocks who doesn't want to cut his hair as prison rules state because it goes against his religious beliefs. 
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Louisiana ACLU files suit over alleged deleted photo by police officer
Posted on 3/29/2017 6:16:00 PM.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Lafayette mother who allegedly had a photo deleted from her phone by a police officer.
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Mixed feelings about President Trump's revised travel ban
Posted on 3/6/2017 1:45:00 PM.

President Donald Trump signed a revised version of his travel ban prohibiting new visas for citizens from six Middle Eastern countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham supports the revised travel order.

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Grant Parish defends nativity scene in front of courthouse amid complaints from ACLU
Posted on 12/21/2016 4:51:00 PM.

The ACLU of Louisiana has sent a letter to the Grant Parish Police Jury in regards to a nativity scene set up in front of the parish courthouse. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the display only caters to one faith.

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ACLU of Louisiana suing Slidell to block panhandling permit requirement
Posted on 12/20/2016 11:56:00 AM.

The ACLU of Louisiana is suing the City of Slidell to block a panhandling permit requirement. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says Slidell residents have to register with police to engage in their First Amendment right to ask others for money.

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Baton Rouge cops settle civil rights lawsuit alleging Alton Sterling protesters were abused
Posted on 11/29/2016 12:38:00 PM.
Law enforcement agencies in Baton Rouge have settled a civil rights lawsuit filed by advocacy groups that alleged police used excessive force and psychical abuse during Alton Sterling protests. ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman says this agreement assures that citizens' rights are respected moving forward.
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BR council approves $100k settlement with protesters
Posted on 11/23/2016 11:41:00 AM.

Baton Rouge has settled with protesters who were arrested during protests that erupted after the death of Alton Sterling. The $100,000 settlement will award $230 to each of the 92 plaintiffs with the rest of the money going towards legal fees.

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