Allie Shinn

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Response to final passage of House Bill 3052

In response to the final passage of House Bill 3052 by the Oklahoma House of Representatives, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma released the following statement:

May 2, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, ACLU of OK, 405.524.8511, rkiesel@acluok.org

“When HB 3052 was introduced earlier this session in More >

Unanimous Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Dangerous “Personhood” Initiative

ACLU and Women’s Health Advocates Had Filed Lawsuit to Protect Vital Health Services in Oklahoma

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2012

CONTACT: Robyn Shepherd, ACLU National, (212) 519-7829 or 549-2666; media@aclu.org Ryan Kiesel, ACLU of Oklahoma, (405) 524-8511; rkiesel@acluok.org

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously struck down a proposed ballot initiative More >

Oklahoma State Senate offers modest reforms to our broken criminal justice system and overincarceration crisis

 

In response to the passage of House Bill 3052 by the Oklahoma State Senate, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma released the following statement:

April 26, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, ACLU of OK, 405.524.8511, rkiesel@acluok.org

“Before HB 3052 arrived in the Oklahoma State Senate it offered More >

Oklahoma State Senate passes House Bill 2388, authorizing drug testing for applicants of TANF upon a finding of reasonable cause

 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma released the following statement in response to the Oklahoma State Senate’s passage of House Bill 2388, authorizing drug test for applicants of TANF upon a finding of reasonable cause.  The original version of the bill would have required ALL TANF applicants to submit More >

ACLU and Women’s Health Groups File Lawsuit to Protect Vital Health Services in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – A lawsuit was filed today on behalf of six Oklahoma voters – including women’s health providers– against an Oklahoma ballot initiative that would ban vital health services by granting fertilized eggs and embryos the same constitutional rights as people. The voters are represented by the American Civil More >

ACLU Stands Up to Efforts to Drug Test TANF Recipients

Oklahoma Gazette

Clifton Adcock

February 29th, 2012

 

The Oklahoma Legislature is considering a number of bills this session to require drug-testing for applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

According to the state Department of Human Services, 3,922 adults and 17,233 children received TANF funds in January. Most of those households are More >

Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Oklahoma Sharia and International Law Ban

January 10, 2012

Discriminatory and Unnecessary Law Maligned American Muslims and Presented Legal Bind For Courts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: (212) 549-2666

media@aclu.org

DENVER, CO – A federal appeals court today unanimously upheld a ruling that blocked implementation of a discriminatory and unnecessary Oklahoma state constitutional amendment that would have prohibited state courts from More >