Shasta Union Settles With ACLU Over Illegal Drug Testing

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC) has reached a settlement with the Shasta Union High School District in a lawsuit challenging the district’s illegal policy of drug testing students, without any suspicion of drug use, who participate… Continue Reading


Friday Funny: Outside Redding’s Library, a Strange Group Loiters

The ACLU and Tea Partiers have gone mad with invitations to the city — for a date in court. Now a judge has put a temporary restraining order on the city of Redding’s new policy for leafletting in front of the library. Read more about it here.

Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based … Continue Reading


Dugan Barr: The ACLU and Tea Party On the Same Side?

A lot of people have expressed amazement that the Tea Party and the ACLU are both threatening to sue if the city puts “rules” for “controlling” the use of the Redding City Library parking lot by people handing out leaflets. How, they ask, could the ultra-conservative Tea Party and the “Commie Pinko” ACLU be aligned? Is the world upside down? These people should be sworn enemies, not allies … Continue Reading


Sunday Funny: Free Speech for All! Well, Within Reason…

For the background on this cartoon, check out the story by A News Cafe reporter Jim Dyar, “Debate on Free Speech at the Library Continues.” Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of… Continue Reading


Debate on Free Speech at the Library Continues

A debate over free speech as it relates to distributing information in front of the Redding Library will begin a new chapter on March 2, when the Shasta Public Library Advisory Committee meets to discuss its proposed regulations. At issue… Continue Reading