(KRT) - WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Missouri's appeal in a long-running drive to bar the Ku Klux Klan from the Adopt-A-Highway program, possibly spelling the end of the state-sponsored litter control effort.--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Otherwise the KKK would be able to participate in Missouri's program, thus forcing the state to recognize the organization for its public service and post signs along the roadway with the Klan's name. Other states have been watching this case as it is expected the KKK will be looking to do this wherever it can.
A couple of ironic points: First of all, many folks already associate the KKK with trash. Secondly, the stretch of Missouri highway that the Klan wants to adopt is just north of Potosi--home of the Potosi State Correctional Facility. . . how convenient is that?