General

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

ACLU of OK RESPONDS TO ANONYMOUS ANALYTICS REPORT ON CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA

“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 >

Edie

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 >

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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 >

Governor Mary Fallin

ACLU of Oklahoma Files Suit Against Governor Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY – Following many attempts to convince the Office of the Governor to comply voluntarily with the Oklahoma Open Records Act, The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit today against Governor Mary Fallin and the Office of the Governor in Oklahoma County District Court.

The suit was More >

You’re invited!

April 5, 2013–Join the The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma for its annual membership meeting on Saturday, April 13 at noon.

Executive Director, Ryan Kiesel will provide an update on the exciting work of the ACLU of Oklahoma and Legal Director, Brady Henderson, will provide a U.S. Supreme Court update More >