News from the ACLU of LA
First Amendment Lawsuit Challenges Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law — Booksellers and publishers filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a new Louisiana law that requires websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.
City of Abbeville Pays to Settle Lawsuit Over Restrictions on Social Media — The City of Abbeville has paid a total of $32,900.00 in settlement of the ACLU of Louisiana's suit regarding a policy prohibiting police department employees from engaging in commentary on personal social media if the comments might give a "negative view towards" the police department, the City or its employees or residents. The City of Abbeville has also revised that policy in accordance with guidelines set by the ACLU.
Open Letter Regarding Official Prayer and Religious Activity at Airline High School — The ACLU of Louisiana sent an open letter today to the superintendent of Bossier Parish Schools, concerning a pattern of religious proselytization at Airline High School in Bossier City, LA.
ACLU of Louisiana Sues Orleans Parish Sheriff Over Public Records — The ACLU Foundation of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, for failure to respond to a public records request.
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