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Appeals court rejects KKK lawsuit against city of Desloge

ST. LOUIS (KFVS) - A three-judge panel of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit filed by the Ku Klux Klan against the city of Desloge.

According to court records, the Christmas Eve judgment ruled in favor of the City of Desloge against the Ku Klux Klan's challenge to a city ordinance to hand out leaflets in city streets.

The Ku Klux Klan filed the suit claiming the group's rights were infringed upon when handing out literature to people in the streets of Desloge at a four-way intersection in 2013. 

Desloge ordinance prohibits pedestrians from entering the roadway for solicitation purposes or distribution of flyers to help keep pedestrians and motorists safe.


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