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...

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...

Student Resources for Constitution Day

Student Resources for Constitution Day

Why do we celebrate Constitution Day? September 17 of every year is Constitution Day, a day to recognize the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. In 2004, Congress passed a law...

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...

Indiana and Wisconsin Take Fight For Marriage Equality to #7thCircuit

Indiana and Wisconsin Take Fight For Marriage Equality to #7thCircuit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — Our brave plaintiff couples who successfully challenged Indiana's marriage ban last month headed back to court today for oral arguments in the Chicago-based U.S....

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Upcoming Community Events

Sept

17

Constitution Day Trivia Night
ConDay Trivia Night WEBTest your wits against the experts!

 
How much do you know about the U.S. Constitution? Put your skills to the test at Constitution Day Trivia Night! Support the ACLU of Indiana and test your knowledge of current events, pop culture, civil liberties, and more!

When: Doors open at 6 p.m., Trivia starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Lockerbie Pub, 631 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Click here to register: www.eventbrite.com/e/aclu-of-indianas-constitution-day-trivia-night-tickets-12651179017# 

  • $25 for a team of up to 5 players
  • $10 for each individual player
  • $5 for spectators

Thank you to Barnes & Thornburg LLP for sponsorship of this event!

 

 

 

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Indiana and Wisconsin Take Fight For Marriage Equality to #7thCircuit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — Our brave plaintiff couples who successfully challenged Indiana's marriage ban last month headed back to court today for oral arguments in the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit #7thCircuit.

Click here to listen to audio of the oral arguments.

"The arguments before the Court of Appeals today highlighted that there is no reason for the State of Indiana to discriminate against same-sex couples. Marriage is about love and commitment and offers rights, responsibilities and protections regardless of whether the couples are same-sex or opposite sex."

—Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana Legal Director, Aug. 26, 2014

Doors opened to the public at 9 a.m. CST. and arguments began at 9:30. The courthouse is located at 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604Follow events  on Twitter @acluindiana using these hashtags: #7thCircuit, #out4freedom #aclu — and check us out on Facebook.

Update: The arguments concluded at around 12:20 p.m. EST and the plaintiffs and attorneys grouped in the courthouse lobby for media interviews.

ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk said, "The arguments before the Court of Appeals today highlighted that there is no reason for the State of Indiana to discriminate against same-sex couples. Marriage is about love and commitment and offers rights, responsibilities and protections regardless of whether the couples are same-sex or opposite sex."

 

Student Resources for Constitution Day

Why do we celebrate Constitution Day?

September 17 of every year is Constitution Day, a day to recognize the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. In 2004, Congress passed a law mandating any school receiving federal funds of any kind provide educational programming on the significance of this event. The American Civil Liberties Union has made Constitution Day programming in schools across the country an educational priority. This year, the ACLU of Indiana will build on the program we launched in 2013, offering web resources, materials and trained volunteers to classrooms in Indiana. Get more information about Constitution Day resources by emailing us at

Teachers & parents: Make every day Constitution Day with free resources! 

Newspaper Sues for Access to Surveillance Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2014

Indianapolis —A student newspaper covering the January murder of a Purdue University student has filed suit against the university for access to surveillance video recordings showing a confrontation between police and a journalist. The lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana says the university erroneously labeled the video recordings as evidence of the crime scene and failed to release those recordings as required by Indiana's public records access laws.

"Laws granting access to public records are referred to as 'sunshine laws' because they enable a free and independent press to shine a spotlight on the actions of officials charged with protecting the public interest," said Kelly Eskew, ACLU of Indiana staff attorney. "Purdue's arbitrary refusal to release the requested video stands in the way of those free press rights."

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