Jeffrey Mittman on St. Louis "ON the Air" today to Discuss Discrepancies in Marijuana arrests and Efforts to legalize it

Guests on KWMU's “On the Air” show today will discuss the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana. ACLU of Missouri Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman will talk about discrepancies in black and white arrests for marijuana in Missouri. See ACLU's report: "The War on Marijuana in Black and White" and find information specific to Missouri on this page.

ACLU FILES SUNSHINE LAW SUIT TO OBTAIN FBI AUDIT

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri (ACLU of Missouri) filed a Sunshine Law suit today against St. Louis County because the County will not release an FBI audit regarding the embezzlement of county funds by Edward Mueth.

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POLL SHOWS MISSOURIANS OPPOSE 72-HOUR FORCED DELAY BILL

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri (ACLU of Missouri) released a poll today which shows that 71 percent of Missouri voters want their legislators focusing on jobs and the economy rather than spending more time debating legislation which would force a 72-hour delay on a woman seeking an abortion.

Public Policy Polling (PPP) conducted the poll (summary attached here) of 759 Missouri voters on July 2 and 3, immediately following Gov. Nixon’s veto last week. It found that only 43 percent of Missourians support the legislation, while 50 percent oppose the measure. The data also found that the intensity on this issue is clearly with those opposed to the bill. Fifty-four percent of opponents said how a legislator voted on this bill would impact whether they voted for that lawmaker in November, compared to only 40 percent of bill supporters.

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