Does the Ku Klux Klan have a constitutional right to “adopt a highway” in Georgia?
Well the State of Georgia’s Department of Transportation has said ‘NO’ and denied the groups attempts to participate in their ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ litter cleanup program.
The application was rejected in 2012 by Georgia’s DOT which claimed the 65-mph speed limit in the area exempted the stretch from the adoption program, but it also stated that the group’s “long-rooted history of civil disturbance would cause a significant public concern.”
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A few months later, the KKK chapter filed a lawsuit and are now taking the issue to the Georgia Supreme Court in hopes that they can one day rock their white hooded gear and spread their message of hate while cleaning up Georgia’s highways.
Oddly enough, the Klan has the support of the ACLU in their quest.
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