American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is a nonprofit, non-partisan, privately funded organization devoted exclusively to the defense and promotion of the individual rights secured by the U.S. and Oklahoma constitutions. Internship Overview: The internship requires an eight to ten week commitment, with a possibility of an extension. The internship is full or part-time. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit. Roles and Responsibilities: Our internship program is designed to provide interns with the opportunity to learn about civil liberties. Interns will haveRead More →

December 11, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY – Local news, entertainment and satire website is the latest media organization to request that Governor Mary Fallin comply with Oklahoma’s Open Records Act. The request seeks the release of emails and reports surrounding the Governor’s decisions rejecting medicaid funding that would have provided health care to nearly 200,000 Oklahomans and refusing to set up a state health care exchange. With the ACLU of Oklahoma serving as legal counsel, the publisher of filed an open records request with the office of Governor Fallin, as well as Secretary of State Glenn Coffee and other agents of state government. TheseRead More →

December 4, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director: 405.524.8511 or Brady Henderson, Legal Director: 405.524.8511 or OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA— The ACLU of Oklahoma filed a complaint Tuesday with the Oklahoma Council on Judicial Complaints against Muskogee County District Judge Mike Norman for requiring a defendant to attend church for ten years as a condition of probation. The complaint states in part that Judge Norman violated Oklahoma’s Code of Judicial Conduct which requires Judges to “uphold and apply the law”. With this sentence, Judge Norman disregarded fundamental principles of religious liberty found in the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise ClauseRead More →