Georgia’s high court rules in favor of Ku Klux Klan in ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ case

by Associated Press  |  published on July 6, 2016

Dismissing an appeal on a technicality, Georgia’s highest court granted a victory to a Ku Klux Klan group that has been seeking for years to participate in a highway cleanup program.

The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the state’s appeal of a lower court decision that the state had violated the KKK group’s free speech rights. The Department of Transportation filed its appeal incorrectly, leaving the high court without authority to consider its merits, the opinion said.

The state attorney general’s office, which represents the department, is reviewing the decision and considering its options, spokesman Nicholas Genesi said in an email.

The north Georgia KKK group applied to join the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program in May 2012, hoping to pick up litter along part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. The program was started in 1989 to get volunteers to clean up sections of roads in the state. In exchange, the Department of Transportation posts a sponsorship sign along the road with the program logo and the volunteer group’s name.

  • justinwachin

    The KKK won because the government messed up its appeal. According to this story the merits of the case were not considered due to this filing technicality.

    Several decades ago liberal judges decided that governments and schools need to allow every religion the same access and standing as was provided to Christians. Many of these same liberals thought they should be able to decide which groups and viewpoints were able to participate in the public square. Although I disagree with the KKK, the judge is going to have a hard time excluding them from the program when a correctly filed appeal is made. The issue is not the trash pick up but the name on the sign.

  • dmttbt

    We have to tolerate the Muslim brotherhood but we can not allow the KKK the same respect as a made up so called religion that believes that if we are not like them they have the duty to murder us.

  • Shaymamma8

    This is only about publicity for the klan, has nothing to do with adopting a highway.. very sick organization with sick twisted people…….

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      yup, mostly democrats in that group, after all the KKK is a product of the democrat party.

    • dmttbt

      And you are who? You are self appointing yourself as judge of an organization that has lasted longer than you have. Self righteous.

  • Duke

    Obamas policies are making the KKK look patriotic!

  • FIRE1949

    Free speech only applies to “crooked Killary” and her lyin’ buddies.

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