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City Council to discuss Domestic Partnership Registry

City Council to discuss Domestic Partnership Registry

The Pensacola City Council will consider today at its Agenda Review a proposal to create a Domestic Partnership Registry. The ordinance was drafted by the ACLU and proposed by Councilman Larry Johnson. A Domestic Partnership Registry is a local procedure used to register two unmarried [...]

Gay-Straight Club at B.T. Washington

The Escambia County School District recently got its first gay-straight alliance club. The organization—with a stated mission to “make schools safer for all students”—is at Booker T. Washington High School. “We are very happy about this victory,” student Bradley Thompson, a club [...]

Coalition Addresses Discipline Discrimination

Citizens and organizations concerned about discriminatory disciplinary practices in local schools are being invited to join the Escambia Youth Justice Coalition. The coalition—facilitated by the Southern Poverty Law Center—will hold a meeting this week in Pensacola. In August, the SPLC filed [...]

Attorney-Client Privilege: The Movie

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is again being scrutinized over questionable recording equipment in interview rooms. After apparently learning of plans to install video cameras in rooms designated for inmates to meet with their attorneys, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has [...]

ECSO Mail Policy

According to a representative from the SRCSO, Sheriff Wendell Hall is expected to release a statement regarding the ACLU suit sometime today or tomorrow. The new policy only allows prisoners to correspond with friends and family through postcards. ACLU attorney Benjamin Stevenson tells IN he [...]

ACLU Sues Santa Rosa Sheriff

Press Release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) and the Florida Justice Institute (FJI) today announced the filing of a federal class action lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County Sheriff. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the Sheriff’s new postcard-only policy [...]

Boo hoo, no voodoo–Groups oppose Evers bill

Boo hoo, no voodoo–Groups oppose Evers bill

ACLU Press Release: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Numerous religious organizations, clergy and nonpartisan citizen organizations representing a wide range of interests today called upon Florida Speaker of the House Larry Cretul and Senate President Jeff Atwater to halt two joint resolutions that have [...]

Liberty Counsel to sue Santa Rosa schools

Liberty Counsel to sue Santa Rosa schools

Liberty Counsel, a conservative Christian group that has offices in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., has told the Daily News that it plans to sue the Santa Rosa County School District for violating the constitutional rights of its staff and students. The Liberty Counsel filed a motion [...]

Missing the point about ACLU suit

North Escambia.com has an article on the Northview High School seniors holding a baccalaureate service. The class is "not going to let a federal judge and the ACLU put an end to the school’s history of holding a Baccalaureate service." (Read) The ACLU suit with the Santa Rosa County schools, [...]

Judge approves decree on Santa Rosa schools

Press release: In a consent decree approved today by a federal judge in northern Florida, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida won the final chapter of a lawsuit filed last year on behalf of two Pace High School students who alleged that school officials regularly promoted [...]

Pace ministers will hold church service in church

That is essentially what happened yesterday in Pace. The local ministers agreed to plan and hold the Pace High School baccalaureate service in a church. This is Gulf Breeze High School has been doing for decades. According to the PNJ, Pace Assembly of God pastor Joey Rogers said at the rally, [...]

Pace ministers rally against lawsuit

Area ministers will a rally today at the Pace Assembly of God Church to respond to the recent lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed against the Santa Rosa County School District. The PNJ reports: "Pace Assembly of God Senior Pastor Joey Rogers and ministers from different [...]

Here are two Complaints filed with DOJ

IN has obtained copies of the two complaints filed with the Department of Justice by the ACLU and Movement for Change against the Escambia County Sheriff's Office while Ron McNesby was the sheriff. We can not be certain that the DOJ is acting on these complaints alone or if there have been [...]

No more preaching in Santa Rosa schools

We wrote about this suit last September. Press Release: Federal Judge Orders Santa Rosa School District to Discontinue Religious Advancement United States District Court Judge M. Casey Rodgers granted a preliminary injunction late Friday in the highly publicized American Civil Liberties [...]

ACLU sues Santa Rosa schools

Press Release: SANTA ROSA COUNTY SCHOOL OFFICIALS MISUSE THEIR PUBLIC POSITIONS TO PROMOTE THEIR RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS ACLU Files Complaint on Behalf of Students To Protect Rights of Religious Freedom for All FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 27, 2008 PENSACOLA –Santa Rosa County school [...]

Wear Orange Protest

Wear Orange Protest

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on people "opposed to torture and indefinite detention to WEAR ORANGE to symbolize their sadness and disgust with the national shame that is Guantánamo Bay." Jan. 11, 2008, is the six-year anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at Guantánamo [...]

IN Hot Seat: Susan Watson

IN Hot Seat: Susan Watson

From the IN Your Face TV show - dated 10/13/06 Susan Watson - Regional Director, ACLU HOT SEAT LINK