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Loveless withdraws study request; hosts public panel discussion

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kyle D. Loveless withdrew his request Friday for an interim study of civil asset forfeiture in Oklahoma. The study was scheduled for September 1 at the Tulsa Police Academy. The location of the meeting quickly garnered criticism from the public, committee members and the media.

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“I believe More >

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Asset forfeiture laws flawed ACLU leaders, lawmaker say

 

By M. Scott Carter

OKLAHOMA CITY — Over a five-year period, law enforcement officials in 12 Oklahoma Counties seized more than $6 million in cash, almost $4 million of which was taken without any criminal charges, records obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma show.

Records indicate that of the $6.1 More >

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Monument Update

Yes, we got your telephone calls, social media inquires — and the emails, too.

For several weeks now, we’ve received dozens and dozens of questions about what’s next for the Ten Commandments monument placed at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Here’s what we can tell you:

Right now ACLU of Oklahoma is waiting for More >

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ACLU of Oklahoma Announces M. Scott Carter as Director of Investigative Communications

August 11, 2015

Oklahoma City–Scott Carter, an award-winning investigative reporter, has joined the staff of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, Executive Director Ryan Kiesel said today.

Carter will serve as the the ACLU of Oklahoma’s Director of Investigative Communications, a new position at the ACLU of Oklahoma that will support More >

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Matter Alleging NVRA Violations

Oklahoma Agrees To Bring Public Assistance Agencies into

Compliance with the Law

NEW YORK, WASHINGTON and OKLAHOMA CITY (July 30, 2015) – Voting rights advocates and Oklahoma officials announced today that a settlement has been reached to provide more effective voter registration opportunities to citizens throughout the state.

This effort began last summer More >

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13 FAQ ABOUT THE OKLAHOMA TEN COMMANDMENTS DECISION

In the wake of the Ten Commandments decision, many Oklahomans rightly have questions about the court case itself and Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution. And with all of the political posturing coming from various sources, it can be understandably difficult to tell fact from fiction. On behalf More >

OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT ORDERS REMOVAL OF TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT FROM THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS

Court holds in ACLU case that government’s display of monument violates Oklahoma Constitution

June 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the state’s display of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol lawn violates the Oklahoma Constitution and must be removed.  The case was brought by the American More >

Freedom Oklahoma and ACLU of Oklahoma Joint Statement in Response to SCOTUS Ruling Extending Marriage Equality Nationwide

June 26, 2015

Oklahoma City – The Supreme Court of the United States issued a historic ruling this morning. In its ruling in the case of Obergefell v Hodges, the nation’s highest court held that the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees the freedom to marry for all Americans, More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Calls for Criminal Investigation & Resignation of Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz.

April 16, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – In the wake of reports that supervisors were coerced to falsify training records of Bob Bates, the Tulsa County “pay to play cop” who shot Eric Harris in the back and is now charged with manslaughter in his death, the ACLU of Oklahoma has issued the More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Hosts Annual Meeting with Keynote Address by Former Corrections Director and Selects University of Oklahoma Student Group, “Unheard” to Receive 2015 Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award

April 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY— The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has announced that the University of Oklahoma student group, Unheard, will receive the prestigious Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award for their leadership and constructive criticism of a problematic racial environment at the University of Oklahoma.

The award will be presented More >