There’s an update to the story I posted earlier about a KKK group wanting to Adopt-a-Highway in Georgia…
The Georgia Department of Transportation will not approve the application of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to “adopt” a one-mile stretch of highway in North Georgia, a state official said Tuesday.
The state official did not want to be named because the official was not authorized to speak on the record.
The KKK group says they’ll go to the ACLU, and it looks like they might have a case:
A similar request in Missouri set off a legal battle that stretched for years and went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. A Ku Klux Klan chapter there sought to adopt a portion of Interstate 55. A federal appeals court ruled the state could not bar the KKK from participating in the program, and the high court declined to review the case, letting that ruling stand.
No word yet on the official reason they were rejected, but GDOT better play it very carefully if they want to avoid a lawsuit…
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