ACLU sues Ga. in KKK litter program fight
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September 13, 2012 04:21 PM | 1617 views | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan, which had tried unsuccessfully to join the state's Adopt-a-Highway program.

The ACLU Foundation of Georgia filed the suit Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court, saying the state violated the group's right to free speech. The suit asks the court to force the state to issue an Adopt-a-Highway permit to the KKK.

The International Keystone Knights of the KKK applied in May to join the "Adopt-A-Highway" program in the north Georgia mountains. Participating groups are recognized with a sign along the road they adopt. State officials said in June they would deny the group's application.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Sam Olens said Thursday the state hadn't seen the lawsuit.



Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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Southern Patriot
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September 14, 2012
If the Black Panthers applied the application would be approved automatically. What happened "equal' rights?
Msme
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October 22, 2012
I doubt that very much!! Matter of fact, I don't think the Black Panthers would even be allowed to be heard in GA courts! So get your facts right about your equality issues!
VFP42
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September 13, 2012
The KKK is far less of a scourge on our society than cars are. If we ban the KKK from our roads, can we ban cars from our roads too?

Why not let the KKK folk pick up some stupid litter? Maybe it would help set them on the right path!
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