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...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mon., Nov. 23, 2015 "There is no border around the state of Indiana that prevents people from entering our state who may move freely within the United States." —ACLU of...
A Fort Wayne mom who has early-stage Hepatitis C is one of thousands of individuals across Indiana whose lives could possibly be saved through an ACLU of Indiana class-action lawsuit filed in...
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 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...
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...
December 1, 2015
A Fort Wayne mom who has early-stage Hepatitis C is one of thousands of individuals across Indiana whose lives could possibly be saved through an ACLU of Indiana class-action lawsuit filed in November, 2015.
People who receive federal Medicaid benefits through the state should not be denied medically necessary treatment.
Our case against the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration challenges FSSA's policy of denying a life-saving drug to certain Medicaid recipients who have early-stage Hep C, which the lawsuit claims violates federal Medicaid law.
Hep C is a chronic disease that can lead to severe health problems, such as liver failure, cancer and even death. People in the early stages of the disease have the potential to be completely cured and their pain alleviated by a drug called Harvoni, yet the FSSA's policy provides the drug only to people in later stages of the disease. People who receive federal Medicaid benefits through the state should not be denied medically necessary treatment.
November 17, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is deeply saddened that Governor Mike Pence has joined the backlash against Syrian refugees in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. These refugees are fleeing violence and oppression and should not be blamed for the very terror they are fleeing. We caution public officials against any reflexive reactions to curtail our civil liberties and target individuals because of their nationality in response to these horrific events. Refugee admission has long been a federal matter in which states do not have authority. We urge Governor Pence to rethink his position and affirm the need for refugees to seek sanctuary from the brutality of terrorism.
Digital security and privacy are issues that are becoming increasingly harder to understand and to defend against. The ACLU has been working to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation. On December 2, we will gather a panel of experts in Bloomington, Indiana, for an hour-long discussion of this issue. We hope you can join us!
When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12-1 p.m., check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Monroe County Public Library
303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
December 11, 2015: Litigating cases under 42 U.S.C. § 1983: An Update and Overview (Six CLE Hours; 1 Hour of Ethics)
8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, 11 S. Meridian St. 46204
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015
"There is no border around the state of Indiana that prevents people from entering our state who may move freely within the United States."
—ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk.
Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and attorneys from the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, filed suit today against Governor Mike Pence and the Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to stop attempts by the governor to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees, claiming the governor's actions violate the United States Constitution and federal law.
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Thurs., Oct. 29, 2015
Indianapolis – Grandparents who are caretakers of their severely disabled grandchildren and who are ready to adopt them have filed suit today against the Indiana Department of Child Services for failing to approve adoption assistance payments that will allow them to continue to adequately care for the children. The lawsuit claims that the State's actions violate Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.
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Tues., Oct. 20, 2015
Indianapolis – Two cafeteria workers employed by Brownsburg Community School Corporation filed suit yesterday to challenge disciplinary actions taken by the school to punish them for opinions expressed on Facebook and to stop the school from enforcing its social media policy. The school's policy and its enforcement of that policy violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.