Polling Place Sues After Its Closure For ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a church that was stripped of its status as a designated polling location for displaying Black Lives Matter (BLM) banners on the church’s property.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno in Fresno, California filed a complaint with the ACLU on June 10. The lawsuit states that Fresno County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Brandi Orth violated the first amendment because of the BLM banners on church property.

The complaint states that the church had served as a polling place in the community for the November 2016 and for the June 2018 elections without any problems. It was also supposed to serve as a polling place for the November 2018 elections.

“For the Church, being a polling place is a badge of honor and a way of serving the community. Being a polling place is…

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