OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is honoring five lawmakers for the 2013 legislative session. The Oklahoma legislature has a history of being home to true champions of civil liberties. These giants stood guard of the Constitution in a state more often known for its efforts to More >

Ten Commandments

ACLU of Oklahoma Challenges State Capitol Ten Commandments Monument

OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma and the national ACLU have filed suit on behalf of several Oklahomans challenging the constitutionality of the state’s Ten Commandments Monument.

“The monument’s placement at the Capitol has created a more divisive and hostile state for many Oklahomans,” said Ryan Kiesel, More >

ACLU of Oklahoma calls for Criminal Charges and State Investigation in Caddo County Drug Task Force/Desert Snow Profit-sharing Scheme

OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma today called for an OSBI investigation of the recent activities of the District Six Drug Task Force, and for criminal charges to be filed against members of Desert Snow, LLC, a private contracting company hired by Caddo County District Attorney Jason More >

Anonymous Antalytics


“Today’s report from Anonymous Analytics only confirms what we have known in Oklahoma for sometime now; private prisons are a bad investment. Normally, I would say a business model that depends upon politicians making short-sighted, self-serving policy decisions would be a sound investment, but it is becoming more clear by the More >

Danielle Williams

Students’ Right to a Historically Accurate Education

By Danielle Williams, University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Children adorning bonnets and cowboy hats run across the school yard, flags in hand to claim the perfect spot. This is the scene at many schools’ annual Oklahoma Land Run re-enactments and it is perpetuating a lie. With school coming More >


ACLU of Oklahoma Statement in Response to Supreme Court’s Ruling on DOMA and Prop 8

“Today is a great day for America. The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, violates the Constitution’s guarantee of Equal Protection brings our nation one step closer to true equality. Likewise, the Court’s ruling on California’s Prop 8 makes marriage equality a reality for More >

Oklahoma--image--Ryan Kiesel

Why You Should Care About NSA Surveillance

By Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma Foundation

There’s a knock on your door. You answer it to find an agent from the NSA. He politely informs you that he is there to enter your home, go to your computer, and collect your internet browsing data. More >

Tulsa police

ACLU Brief Argues That Tulsa Police Officer Cannot Refuse to Serve People of Other Faiths

TULSA, Okla. – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Oklahoma filed a friend-of-the-court brief yesterday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, arguing that a police officer does not have a religious right to refuse assignments simply because they require him to serve people More >