The ACLU has created a petition calling on the federal government to stop arming local and state police agencies with Pentagon hand-me-downs until further review. In two decades, the Department of Defense has handed off more than $5 billion worth of gear free of charge. The swag includes everythi ... More >>
President Obama announced Monday that he plans to draft new rules barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity -- a standard of employment that has been on the Minnesota books for 21 years. Back in 1993, our state legislature added sexual or ... More >>
Do you know it's a crime in Minnesota to merely refuse to submit to a sobriety test?It's a lesson a man named William Bernard learned the hard way two years ago when he was approached by police at a public boat ramp and asked to undergo field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer exam. Bernard refused, ... More >>
Yesterday, the ACLU-MN sent letters to Perham Public Schools Superintendent Mitch Anderson and Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby demanding they reconsider a plan to administer breathalyzer tests to all students attending this week's prom (Read the letters here and here, respectively).The ACLU arg ... More >>
A new report published by Minnesota 2020 reiterates what cannabis activists have been saying for years, in some cases decades -- that marijuana reform is not merely a matter of medical necessity but of civil rights.Relying on FBI statistics from 2011, the progressive think tank found that black Minn ... More >>
George Nathaniel III is a pastor at two Minneapolis churches, Elite Church of the First Born and Grace Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a bus driver for Durham School Services, a company that provides busing services for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District.SEE ALSO: "Jazz Man" bus driv ... More >>
Father and son argue in Minnesota courts that marijuana is essential to their religion
With the help of some legal heavy-hitters, Melissa Hill hopes to make the Federal Protective Services, state of Minnesota, and city of Minneapolis pay for her sidewalk chalking-related June arrest.Hill was detained and issued a trespass order for "damaging public property" while inscribing an ant ... More >>
The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against Minnewaska Area Schools for alleged violations of a 12-year-old female student's constitutional rights.In one string of incidents, the girl was repeatedly disciplined after posting on Facebook that she "hated" a teacher who had been "mean" to her. She ... More >>
So the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota sued a Twin Cities charter school for allegedly mixing religion and public education. What does the school do? Sue them back of course!
Ramsey County Sheriff fends off charges of cronyism
Edina City Council votes to deny revenue bonds from a Christian school amid First Amendment concerns, pressure from the ACLU
Minnesota's Fair Campaign Practices Act was designed to ensure fair elections. Critics say it's unconstitutional.
Everyone applauded when the attorney general took a neo-Nazi letter writer to court. But is he pushing the constitutional envelope?
He fought for his right to make phone calls from prison, but now Ronaldo Ligons is about to be disconnected
Never mind fingerprints--state law-enforcement officials want blood
A University of Minnesota campus landmark faces the exterminators
"I think it's great," says Susan Haas (top), the mother of Emerson student Zoe (right). "It gives girls a break from that energy."