News from the ACLU of LA
Open Letter to Louisiana School Superintendents Concerning School Dances
The ACLU of Louisiana sent a letter to the Superintendents of all Louisiana public school boards reminding them of the legal obligation to allow students to bring dates of the same sex to school dances.
Open Letter Regarding Teaching Creationism in Caddo Parish
The ACLU of Louisiana has released an open letter to the Caddo Parish School Board regarding creationism being taught in Caddo public schools, and is asking for a school board investigation into the matter.
Louisiana School Sued for Proselytizing and Religious Harassment of Sixth-Grade Student
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana filed a federal lawsuit today against in the Sabine Parish School Board, alleging that officials at one school harassed and proselytized a sixth-grader because of his Buddhist faith.
More Than 3200 Nationwide Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses, Finds ACLU
In an in-depth study of people serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses in the United States, the ACLU found that at least 3,278 prisoners fit this category in federal and state prisons combined. Louisiana has the highest number in the nation, with 429 individuals serving life without parole.
Stewart Butler, Long-Time LGBT Leader and Rights Advocate, to Receive Award from ACLU of Louisiana
Long-time advocate Stewart Butler will receive the 38th Annual Ben Smith Award by the ACLU of Louisiana. This award honors people who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of civil liberties in Louisiana.
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