The forum, Correcting Injustice: How Clemency Serves Justice and Strengthens Communities, evaluates ongoing work to reduce mass incarceration, how clemency has been used in the past by governors and...
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The City of Wichita has paid a private law firm more than $150,000 in legal fees to defend itself from litigation over the police department’s use of a gang list.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas says it has called on the St. Marys City Commission to continue to fund the Pottawatomie-Wabaunsee Regional Library headquarters and abandon a proposed ban on...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has called on the St. Mary’s City Commission to continue to fund its library and abandon its proposed ban of certain materials.
“Voters now expect the governor and lawmakers to get to work. It’s time to shift from the focus of the election cycle and attend to the pressing business of the state. We look forward to working with these...
Kansas voters defend personal autonomy in historic primary election, reject constitutional amendment
Kansas voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have opened the door for extremists in the state legislature to ban abortion in all cases, without exceptions.
The constitutional right to vote is the heart of our democracy and system of governance. The right to vote is the vehicle through which a citizen has a voice in selecting and holding accountable those in power. We should thus make it easier, not harder, for all eligible Kansans to vote.
In the courts
Shaw v. Jones
On January 30, 2020, the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit challenging the Kansas Highway Patrol’s practice of unconstitutionally targeting motorists with out-of-state plates traveling to and from Colorado and routinely employing a training technique known as the “Kansas Two-Step.”