ACLU-MN Supports online speech rights for college student

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a brief in support of a nursing student’s Free Speech rights. The student was dismissed from a state college nursing program based on the content of his personal Facebook page. The dismissal was upheld by the Federal District Court in Minnesota. The case is currently before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Read more.

Prosecutorial immunity should have limits

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a brief in a case regarding prosecutorial immunity. The case, Stresemann d/b/a Affiliated Counseling Center, LLC v. Jesson et al., involves extending prosecutorial immunity to non-prosecutors who are involved in the investigation stage of a case. The ACLU-MN argues that during the investigation stage of a case no one should have absolute immunity from monetary damages for their misconduct. The case is currently before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Read More.

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