ACLU settles lawsuit over banners, wins concessions

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has settled its lawsuit over statehouse rules that protesters said violated their free-speech rights.

“Our clients got essentially everything they’d sought through the lawsuit,” said Lauren Bonds, legal director for the ACLU of Kansas.

“We are happy with the outcome, and we are happy that Kansans can fully exercise their right to protest in the people’s house.”

The lawsuit was brought on behalf of three protesters who were kicked out of the building last year for SSJ

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