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KKK group wins bid to leaflet in Mo. city

Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in lawsuit challenging Cape Girardeau’s ban on leafleting unoccupied vehicles.

Federal judge won’t dismiss KKK suit

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge in St. Louis has rejected a state request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Ku Klux Klan group.
Frank Ancona, imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, is seeking to rent a pavilion at the Fort Davidson Historic Site in southeast Missouri.
The group filed [...]

Mo. officials, Klan to square off in court over denied permit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal court hearing has been scheduled in the case of a Ku Klux Klan group that was denied a permit for a gathering at a historic site after a state agency found its literature contained “historical inaccuracies.”
Frank Ancona, imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, [...]

Justices pass on ex-trooper’s appeal

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Attorney General's office says the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of a former Nebraska trooper fired for his ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
Attorney General Jon Bruning praised the decision in the case of Robert Henderson. Bruning said his office had argued all along that [...]

Neb. high court upholds firing of trooper for link to Klan

OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the firing of a State Patrol trooper for his ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
In the court’s Feb. 27 ruling State of Nebraska v. Henderson, Justice John Gerrard wrote that Robert Henderson voluntarily associated with an organization that used violence and terror to oppose [...]

Federal judge won’t force reporter to testify in KKK trial

JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate has tossed out a subpoena that U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had personally authorized for prosecutors in the trial of reputed Ku Klux Klansman James Ford Seale.
The subpoena sought testimony from Jerry Mitchell, a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, about an interview he conducted [...]

No Supreme Court review of KKK litter-cleanup case

WASHINGTON — Missouri failed to get Supreme Court review of its appeal today over its decision to bar a Ku Klux Klan group from a highway litter-cleanup program.
The court's rejection of the case, made without comment, means that the KKK chapter must be allowed into Missouri's Adopt-A-Highway program, which is designed to save money by [...]

N.Y. can bar masked marchers

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court passed up a chance today to consider if states can ban members of the Ku Klux Klan and other groups from wearing masks at public gatherings.
Justices without comment turned away an appeal from an offshoot of the KKK whose members wear white robes, hoods and masks.
The Church of the American [...]

Professor wants KKK banned from campus as terrorist group

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville professor Ede Warner has a unique plan to keep the Ku Klux Klan off his campus: He wants the school to ban the group, then argue in court that it’s a terrorist organization.
“Nobody has ever done that,” Warner said.
Klan members started posting fliers on campus early in the spring [...]

2nd Circuit upholds N.Y. ban on masks at public gatherings

NEW YORK — A group that mimics the Ku Klux Klan in robes, hoods, masks and beliefs cannot cloak itself in the First Amendment to escape a state law banning masks at public gatherings, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued the ruling more than four years [...]

Missouri again told to allow KKK in Adopt-a-Highway program

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has ruled that the Ku Klux Klan’s actions against African-Americans are not sufficient reason for the state to ban the group from its Adopt-A-Highway program.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in St. Louis ruled Sept. 10 in a decision made public yesterday that it is a violation of free-speech [...]

KKK loses bid to rally, burn cross in Indiana

OSCEOLA, Ind. — The Ku Klux Klan says it will appeal a court decision prohibiting it from burning a cross on public property at the Osceola Town Hall. But Klan leader Richard Loy acknowledged that town officials “may have gotten their way as far as us not being there this weekend.”
St. Joseph Superior Court Judge [...]

Indiana town asks court to block KKK rally, cross-burning

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The town of Osceola has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the Ku Klux Klan from holding a rally and cross-burning on public property in front of Town Hall.
Town Attorney Stephen Eslinger on July 17 filed paperwork asking a St. Joseph Superior Court judge to block the rally.
“We want the judge [...]

7th Circuit sides with KKK in fight over Indiana city’s rally permit

GARY, Ind. — The Ku Klux Klan has won a federal lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of a $4,395 fee the group was told it had to pay for a rally permit.
A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on July 2 reversed a federal judge’s dismissal of the lawsuit.
“It [...]

Supreme Court upholds cross-burning ban

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court upheld a state ban on cross-burning, ruling today that the history of racial intimidation attached to this symbol outweighs the free-speech protection of Ku Klux Klansmen or others who might use it.
A burning cross is an instrument of terror, and government should have the power to stamp out or [...]

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