ACLU of Oklahoma sues Oklahoma Sheriff for denying access to public records of his office’s involvement in “Black Asphalt” Database

September 11, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma today filed suit in Logan County District Court requesting a court order to compel Logan County Sheriff Jim Bauman to turn over records of a web-based database called “Black Asphalt,” previously kept secret from those outside law-enforcement and which More >

Media Advisory: ACLU of Oklahoma Requests Supreme Court Review in Open Records Lawsuit

September 9, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY–The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma Foundation filed an appeal on behalf of Vandelay Entertainment, the publisher of the news and satire blog TheLostOgle.com, in its suit against Governor Mary Fallin. The case came about when the Governor denied a lawful request to release 100 pages More >

ACLU of Oklahoma’s Response to Partisan, Superficial Review of the Botched Execution of Clayton Lockett

September 4, 2014

Oklahoma City– In response to a summary report of findings from an internal, partisan review of the events before, during, and after the State of Oklahoma’s botched execution of Clayton Lockett, the ACLU of Oklahoma makes the following statement:

 

The following is attributable to Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, ACLU More >

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ACLU and News Organizations Sue Over Closed Blinds During Botched Lockett Execution

Lawsuit Seeks Uncensored Access to Executions, Citing First Amendment Press Freedom

August 25, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Oklahoma, and two newspapers filed a lawsuit today seeking to stop Oklahoma prison officials from selectively filtering what journalists can see during an execution. The lawsuit, filed More >

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ACLU of Oklahoma Statement in Response to Gov. Fallin’s Release of Documents Previously Withheld in Violation of Open Records Act

August 11, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – Twenty months after receiving an Open Records Request from local news and satire outlet The Lost Ogle, and over fourteen months after the ACLU of Oklahoma filed suit to compel their release, Governor Fallin today handed over 100 pages of emails regarding her decision to More >

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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE PHOTO

July 9, 2014 by Hilary Hudson

An expired driver’s license typically demands a routine trip to the tag agency and the accompanying annoyances – waiting in line, paying renewal fees, and posing awkwardly for a picture. Most Oklahomans, however, do not know just how much personal information they are sharing when More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Statement on 10th Circuit Decision Affirming Marriage Equality for Oklahomans

July 18, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma joins numerous Oklahomans and their families in celebrating the latest victory for marriage equality in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in the case of Bishop v. Smith, affirmed an More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Statements in Response to District Court Order in Lost Ogle v. Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY –

The following statement is attributable to Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, ACLU of Oklahoma –

While we respectfully disagree with the District Court’s finding that a deliberative process privilege exists under Oklahoma law, this order holds that the Governor of Oklahoma can no longer unilaterally hide documents under the Open More >

The Equality Network and ACLU of Oklahoma’s Statements in Response to the YMCA of Greater OKC’s Decision to Create More Inclusive Family Membership Policy

Oklahoma City–In response to the following announcement by the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City that it is amending its family membership policy to be more inclusive and better reflect its membership and the diverse community it serves, the ACLU of Oklahoma and The Equality Network both issued statements.

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Okla. Governor Signs Texas-style Abortion Restriction into Law

May 29, 2014

Oklahoma City – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed into law a Texas-style medically unnecessary regulation that could severely restrict access for the state’s nearly 2 million women. The law requires that a doctor with admitting privileges at a local hospital be on site.

Doctors and major medical groups, More >