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...

In Indiana, former felons can't lose the right to vote

In Indiana, former felons can't lose the right to vote

Voting is a constitutional right, and it's one all Hoosiers should be proud to exercise. But thousands of Indiana citizens think that because they've been incarcerated, they can no longer...

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...

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

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

  • In Indiana, former felons can't lose the right to vote

  • 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

Upcoming Community Events

Nov

9

The Criminalization of Mental Illness

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   Panel includes ACLU of Indiana Senior Staff Attorney Gavin M. Rose
   Where: Tippecanoe County Public Library
   627 South Street, Lafayette, Indiana
   Event is free and open to the public!

 

Nov

15

Who's Guarding the Public Interest? Amos Brown talks with Ken Falk & David Hoppe


Where: The Platform at City Market
202 E. Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Program:

  • 3 p.m. – Doors open with cash bar provided by Tomlinson Tap, snacks provided
  • 3:15 p.m. – Program starts
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM David Hoppe book signing, Personal Indianapolis (Hawthorn Publishing, 2014)

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Latest News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mon., 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 same-sex couples again to be married and clearing the way for same-sex marriages to become lawful in Indiana and in at least 30 other states.

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk said, "I am ecstatic that the long-promised goal of marriage equality has been fully realized. This case is over, and same-sex marriage is a reality in Indiana. This is good for Indiana. It is a great day not only for our plaintiffs and their children, but for all those who want to get married in Indiana."

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Citizens Action Coalition Prevails Against Town Seeking to Restrict Canvassing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thurs., Oct. 2, 2014

Indianapolis – A federal judge ruled this week that a Yorktown, Indiana ordinance placing time restrictions on the canvassing activities of a statewide advocacy group is unconstitutional and granted the group's request for the law not to be enforced.

"Door-to-door canvassing has long played a vital role for the dissemination of ideas in our country. We are pleased that the Court recognized that the ability of government at any level to interfere with this activity is severely limited...."

—Gavin M. Rose, ACLU of Indiana Senior Staff Attorney

The ruling by Chief Judge Richard Young was entered Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the case in March, 2013 on behalf of Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana. The Court found that Yorktown's ordinance violated the First Amendment by not narrowly tailoring the ordinance to serve legitimate interests of safety and privacy, and by not leaving "ample alternative channels of communication."

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