The Regulation of Private-Sector Drones

The Regulation of Private-Sector Drones

The privacy implications of drones continue to raise concern around the country. Since the ACLU's 2011 report and before, we have been warning about the potential privacy implications of this...

ACLU of Indiana Challenges State Law Prohibiting Ballot

ACLU of Indiana Challenges State Law Prohibiting Ballot "Selfies"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 27, 2015 Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is challenging a state law that took effect on July 1 that makes it a potential felony...

ACLU of Indiana Statement on Governor’s DCS Announcement

ACLU of Indiana Statement on Governor’s DCS Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 13, 2015 Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana issued the following statement in response to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's announcement...

In Memory of Gil Holmes

In Memory of Gil Holmes

Gilbert L. Holmes, Oct. 24, 1935 - June 24, 2015 July 15, 2015 We are extremely sad to acknowledge the passing of our colleague, friend and former executive director, Gilbert L. Holmes. Gil...

SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples Means Same-Sex Marriage is Here to Stay!

SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples Means Same-Sex Marriage is Here to Stay!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, June 26, 2015 Indianapolis – Today in a landmark ruling the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex couples' freedom to marry in all 50...

Let's cut our prison population in half

Let's cut our prison population in half

For the last four decades, this country has relentlessly expanded our criminal justice system, needlessly throwing away too many lives and trillions of taxpayer dollars. Our nation's addiction to...

  • The Regulation of Private-Sector Drones

  • ACLU of Indiana Challenges State Law Prohibiting Ballot "Selfies"

  • ACLU of Indiana Statement on Governor’s DCS Announcement

  • In Memory of Gil Holmes

  • SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples Means Same-Sex Marriage is Here to...

  • Let's cut our prison population in half

Upcoming Community Events

Sept

3-4

 Privacy Training For Librarians & Library Users, Bloomington

 

When:
Thursday, September 3, 2 to 4 p.m.
Friday September 4, 11 to 1 p.m.

Where:
Monroe County Public Library
303 E Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Free speech and association are among the rights protected by the First Amendment, but how do those rights apply in a library setting? How have courts settled on the privacy rights of library users? What are the responsibilities of librarians to protect users' privacy? Join ACLU of Indiana Advocacy Director Katie Blair as she leads a discussion on the constitutional rights of librarians and library users. The event, sponsored by the Library Freedom Project, is free and open to the public. More

 

Sept

17

 Constitution Day Trivia Night, Bloomington & Lafayette

 

When:
Thursday, September 17, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where:
Bloomington and Lafayette, Ind., locations TBA

Test your knowledge of current events, pop culture, the Constitution and civil liberties, all while supporting the ACLU of Indiana! Social hour 6-7 p.m.; Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Teams of five may sign up, and there will be prizes for the winners.

More info: Contact ACLU of Indiana Director of Philanthropy Neil Hudelson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sept

19

FIESTA Indianapolis


FIESTA Indianapolis will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 12-10 p.m., at the American Legion Mall and Veterans Memorial Plaza, Downtown Indianapolis. Be sure to visit our booth and pick up information about your civil liberties in English and in Spanish!

 

Latest News

ACLU of Indiana Challenges State Law Prohibiting Ballot "Selfies"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is challenging a state law that took effect on July 1 that makes it a potential felony for Hoosiers to take a picture of their election ballot or to share it on social networks, saying the law violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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ACLU of Indiana Challenges Ordinance Allowing Warrantless Searches of Private Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"The Fourth Amendment provides the right of people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures," said Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director. "The ordinance and planned warrantless inspection of our client's property is unconstitutional."

Indianapolis – A man whose residential property was searched without his permission and without a warrant, who lives under threat of a repeated non-consensual search of his property, is challenging the section of a town ordinance that permits the search, claiming it violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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ACLU of Indiana Challenges State Law Prohibiting Sex Offenders from Voting on School Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"The right to vote is fundamental in a democracy," said Jan Mensz, ACLU of Indiana staff attorney. "Therefore, any attempt to impinge on that right must be justified by sufficiently weighty government interests. This statute does not meet that test."

Indianapolis – A law that took effect last month prohibiting people who have committed certain sex offenses from entering school property is being challenged by a Blackford County man on behalf of himself and potentially hundreds of others whose polling places are located on school property.

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