News from the ACLU of LA
ACLU Secures Exemption for Rastafari Student's Hairstyle
Victory for John Doe and the First Amendment! The ACLU of Louisiana has reached a written agreement with the Plaquemines Parish School Board that our client, a Rastafari student who attends South Plaquemines High School, will be able to remain in classes.
Open Letter on Student Religious Rights
The ACLU of Louisiana has released an open letter to the Plaquemines Parish School Board and administration of South Plaquemines High School, regarding a Rastafari student who has been barred from attending classes because of his relgiously-mandated hairstyle.
ACLU’s Report on Police Militarization Finds Weapons and Tactics of War Used Disproportionately Against People of Color
After obtaining and analyzing thousands of documents from police departments around the country, the American Civil Liberties Union has released the report War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing. The ACLU focused on more than 800 SWAT raids conducted by law enforcement agencies in 20 states and on the agencies’ acquisition of military weaponry, vehicles, and equipment.
LA Legislature Passes Texas-style Abortion Restriction
The Louisiana Legislature has passed a Texas-style abortion restriction by advancing a medically unnecessary bill designed to close women's health centers across the state. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.
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