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ACLU of Oklahoma and Freedom Oklahoma Issues Statement on Oklahoma Tax Commission’s Denial of Pro-LGBT Personalized License Plate

March 24, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Following the news that the Oklahoma Tax Commission denied a personalized license plate request from local minister and equal rights advocate John Keefe to display “LGBTALY” because of supposed inappropriate sexual content, the ACLU of Oklahoma has issued the following statement:

The following is attributable to Brady More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Statement in Response to the University of Oklahoma’s Announcement of VP of Diversity Position

March 12, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Wednesday night ACLU of Oklahoma staff attended a diversity town hall meeting on the University of Oklahoma campus and witnessed powerful and moving testimony about the myriad problems faced by minority students and faculty. Shortly before the town hall meeting, we were encouraged to learn about More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Issues Statement on Expulsion of Students Involved in Disturbing and Racist Chant

March 10, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Following this weekend’s news of members of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity chanting about lynching African Americans, the investigative and disciplinary actions in progress, and breaking news of the expulsion of at least two students involved in this incident the American Civil Liberties More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Issues Statement on OU Fraternity Closure After Racist Chant on Anniversary of Selma March

March 9, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Following this weekend’s news of members of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity chanting about lynching African Americans, and the investigative and disciplinary actions in progress, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma as released the following statements:

The following is attributable to Ryan Kiesel, More >

ACLU of Oklahoma Announces Employment Opportunity for Investigative Communications Manager

February 2, 2015

Oklahoma City–The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma Foundation (ACLU-OK) seeks applicants for a full-time Investigative Communications Manager to work in our office in the Historic Paseo Arts District in Oklahoma City.  The ACLU of Oklahoma Foundation, an affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, is a More >

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ACLU of OK supports Rep Wesselhoft’s drone bill

January 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma today applauded the filing of HB 1295 by Oklahoma Representative Paul Wesselhoft (R-Moore). This bill, the Oklahoma Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Act, is designed to ensure that new drone technology now enabling unprecedented ease and expansion of government surveillance is More >

Statement from ACLU of Oklahoma Regarding Attorney General’s Request to Stay Upcoming Executions

January 26, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – In reaction to the announcement that Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has joined with the lawyers of Oklahoma death row inmates in requesting a stay of Oklahoma executions, the ACLU of Oklahoma states the following:

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

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Statements from ACLU of Oklahoma on Oklahoma’s Killing of Charles Warner

January 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – In reaction to this evening’s execution of Charles Warner, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has issued the following statements:

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

The State of Oklahoma has once again chosen to murder an individual in a process More >

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Statements from ACLU of Oklahoma on Proposed Bill Criminalizing Hooded Sweatshirts

January 5, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – In reaction to Senator Don Barrington’s introduction of a bill to make the public wearing of hooded clothing, masks, or costumes a criminal misdemeanor even when an individual is not committing any crime, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma has issued the following statements:

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Statements from ACLU of Oklahoma in Response to the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Ruling on Executive Privilege and the Oklahoma Open Records Act

December 16, 2014

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

Despite recognizing a privilege that does not appear in the Open Records Act, today’s opinion represents a victory for our client and for the people of Oklahoma. From the outset of this case, we have maintained More >