Missouri transportation officials hope the US Supreme Court will allow it to kick the Ku Klux Klan out of the Adopt-A-Highway program. The department of transportation has appealed a federal court ruling to the US Supreme Court. The federal court has ruled the state cannot bar the Klan from the litter pick-up program. State transportation spokesman Jeff Briggs says the state doesn’t want the Klan to participate and doesn’t want to erect signs announcing its participation. Briggs says compelling MODOT to allow the KKK to participate links the state with the racist and violent acts of the Klan. He argues that could endanger federal funding.
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