ACLU Comment on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions Announcement

ACLU Comment on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 WASHINGTON – Tonight, President Obama will announce a package of executive actions that could temporarily shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants...

Yes, officer's license plate can say

Yes, officer's license plate can say "0INK"

We live in a society where we often assert our individuality in small ways—whether it's holding a sign on a street corner, posting our opinion on a blog, or stringing together some letters to make a...

Marriage VICTORY: U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of Indiana's Same-Sex Marriage Case

Marriage VICTORY: U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of Indiana's Same-Sex Marriage Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMon., Oct. 6, 2014 Indianapolis – Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear same-sex marriage cases from Indiana and four other states, making it possible for Hoosier...

Our right to choose a healthcare provider

Our right to choose a healthcare provider

For more than two years, the ACLU of Indiana and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) have testified against a law that would have prohibited Medicaid patients from taking advantage of...

Indiana school creates winning art

Indiana school creates winning art

Inspired by landmark civil rights cases and a painting of the American flag by contemporary artist Jasper Johns, a small class of eighth graders from the Hasten Hebrew Academy in Indianapolis won...

Winning the Evansville crosses case

Winning the Evansville crosses case

In 2013, the City of Evansville agreed to erect a display of 31 six-foot-tall plastic crosses along a well-traveled stretch of Riverside Drive between Court Street and Locust Street, a popular...

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Indianapolis —The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit today upheld the June 25 ruling in U.S. District Court striking down the law banning marriage in Indiana for same-sex...

  • ACLU Comment on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions Announcement

  • Yes, officer's license plate can say "0INK"

  • Marriage VICTORY: U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of Indiana's Same-Sex Marriage Case

  • Our right to choose a healthcare provider

  • Indiana school creates winning art

  • Winning the Evansville crosses case

  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

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3

Cocktails & Conversation

It's First Wednesdays in Northwest Indiana. Keep the conversation going! Co-sponsored by Valparaiso University's Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

When and Where:
Wednesday, December 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
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Latest News

Decision Upholds Candidate’s Free Speech Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wed, Nov. 19, 2014

Indianapolis—Political parties in Marion County cannot prevent the free speech activities of candidates they do not back for election, and county officials cannot enforce an unconstitutional law used to impede such speech, a federal judge affirmed today.

"We agree with the Seventh Circuit that this has been an outrageous misuse of power," said Jane Henegar, ACLU of Indiana executive director.

Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, in approving an agreed judgment filed by the parties, ruled that Indiana's "slating" statute—Indiana Code § 3-14-1-2(a)(2) and (3)—cannot be enforced. The order also provided that the Marion County Election Board cannot convene further hearings concerning the 2012 primary election or the plaintiff in the lawsuit, Zachary Mulholland, and required compensation and fees to be paid to Mulholland and to the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, who brought the case on his behalf.

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ACLU of Indiana Hires Director of Philanthropy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2014

Neil Hudelson 10-22-2014 72dpi Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has hired Neil Hudelson as Director of Philanthropy.

Hudelson previously worked at The Eliminate Project, a joint Kiwanis International and UNICEF campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, where he directed fundraising for the western United States and Canada. He also directed voter registration campaigns in Texas, municipal election campaigns in New Jersey and clean energy initiatives in southern Indiana.

He is a 2008 graduate of Purdue University.

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ACLU of Indiana, Common Cause Win Challenge to Marion County’s Judicial Election System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014

Indianapolis –The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana today prevailed in a lawsuit challenging the state law that governs the process of electing judges in Marion County that created a vague system where each major party nominated half of the judicial candidates resulting in a general "election" where all those running will be victorious.

"The right to vote guaranteed to the citizenry by the Constitution is the right to a meaningful vote," said Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director. "We applaud Chief Judge Young's decision today, which ensures citizens will have that right."

In his decision today, Chief Judge Richard Young of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana found Indiana Code § 33-33-49-13(b), the statute governing Marion County elections, unconstitutional, saying defendants-- which include the Indiana Secretary of State, the Indiana Election Commission and the Governor of Indiana--could not justify taking away candidate choices from voters.

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