Open Letter Regarding Official Prayer And Religious Statements At Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School

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NEW ORLEANS - The ACLU of Louisiana sent an open letter today to the Superintendent of Caddo Parish Schools regarding Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School’s practices surrounding prayer and religious statements.

The letter reads as follows:

ACLU, Portland Police Reach Settlement in Filming Case

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PORTLAND – The ACLU of Maine and counsel for Portland Police Officer Benjamin Noyes have reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought on behalf of a Bar Harbor couple who were arrested after attempting to observe and film a police interaction. The plaintiffs argued that observing and recording the police performing their work in public is protected under the First Amendment.

Inhofe on Fracking, Water Contamination

Sen. James Inhofe says there has never been “an instance of ground water contamination” caused by hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for oil and natural gas. Inhofe’s office told us he is referring only to “the physical act of cracking rocks through hydraulic fracturing.” But drilling operations that involve fracking include other actions that have caused contamination.

ACLU of Oklahoma and Freedom Oklahoma Issues Statement on Oklahoma Tax Commission’s Denial of Pro-LGBT Personalized License Plate

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CONTACT: 212 549-2666

OKLAHOMA CITY – Following the news that the Oklahoma Tax Commission denied a personalized license plate request from local minister and equal rights advocate John Keefe to display "LGBTALY" because of supposed inappropriate sexual content, the ACLU of Oklahoma has issued the following statement:

The following is attributable to Brady Henderson, ACLU of Oklahoma Legal Director:

Lawrence Lessig, Van Jones, Zephyr Teachout to headline Run Warren Run event in April – Run Warren Run news, 3/27

This is one in a series of semi-regular updates on our Run Warren Run effort and Senator Warren’s work to give all Americans a fighting chance.

LAWRENCE LESSIG, VAN JONES, ZEPHYR TEACHOUT TO HEADLINE MAJOR NYC RUN WARREN RUN EVENT IN APRIL. Here’s more from MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald

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