Press Releases

ACLU of Oklahoma Selects Former Lawmaker as Executive Director

August 30, 2011


Contact:  Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director

Phone:  405.524.8511



OKLAHOMA CITY— Following a nationwide search, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma announced today that Ryan Kiesel will serve as the organization’s next Executive Director.

As Executive Director, Kiesel will serve as the chief executive officer of the ACLU of More >

Religious Monument At Oklahoma Courthouse Is Unconstitutional

Supreme Court Lets Ruling Stand:

Religious Monument At Oklahoma Courthouse Is Unconstitutional

March 1, 2010

Court Declines Review Of Appellate Decision That Government-Sponsored Ten Commandments Monument Improperly Endorses Religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand a federal appellate ruling that a government-sponsored Ten Commandments monument placed on a county More >

Oklahoman’s artistic rights violated

Press Release

July 21, 2009

A musician was arrested at the Cherokee Casino in Catoosa, Okla., last week for allegedly trampling an American flag as part of his act. According to The Tulsa World, the musician was originally charged with treating the U.S. flag with indignity, and the complaint was later amended More >

Ten Commandments Monument An Endorsement Of Religion

Press Release

June 9, 2009

DENVER – A unanimous federal appeals court today ruled that county commissioners in Haskell County, Okla. unconstitutionally sought to promote their personal religious beliefs by erecting a Ten Commandments monument on the front lawn of the county’s courthouse. The decision by the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of More >