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ACLU to represent KKK in Georgia litter program dispute

ATLANTA (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union will help the Ku Klux Klan in its bid to join Georgia's highway cleanup program as a legal fight looms.

ACLU of Georgia Executive Director Debbie Seagraves tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/MsnzdD) that the civil rights group would assist the Klan in its efforts to clean litter in Union County.

The International Keystone Knights of the KKK applied to the "Adopt-A-Highway" program, hoping to clean up along part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. Participating groups are recognized with a sign along the road they adopt.

State officials announced this month they would deny the KKK group's application, setting up the legal showdown.

Seagraves says the ACLU is still working on its strategy for representing the group in what it considers a First Amendment case.

 

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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