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...

DCS Case Managers File Suit against Department for Violating State Law on Caseloads

DCS Case Managers File Suit against Department for Violating State Law on Caseloads

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2015 "It's not enough to simply pass laws that say we'll do the right thing," said ACLU of Indiana Executive Director Jane Henegar. "The purpose of caseload...

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...

CONGRESS: PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2015

CONGRESS: PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2015

In 2013, the Supreme Court crippled one of the most effective protections for the right to vote by rendering ineffective the requirement that certain jurisdictions with a history of voting...

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

  • DCS Case Managers File Suit against Department for Violating State Law on Caseloads

  • In Memory of Gil Holmes

  • CONGRESS: PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2015

  • 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

June-August

2015

Indiana Pride Festivals


Did you have fun at Spencer Pride, South Bend Pride and Indy Pride? Join the ACLU of Indiana at Pride Festivals later this summer, and be sure to pick up an ACLU heart sticker at our booth.

If you know of other upcoming Pride celebrations in Indiana, please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 25: Fort Wayne Pride, 12 p.m. to midnight

Where: Headwaters Park, 330 S Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

http://www.fwpride.org/ 

 

August 1: Lafayette Pride, 4 p.m. to midnight

Where: Downtown Lafayette, Indiana

http://outfest.pridelafayette.org/

 

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

Attorney Jan Mensz Joins ACLU of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2015

"The ACLU of Indiana has tirelessly defended the rights and civil liberties of all of Indiana's people for more than 60 years. I am honored to be a part of that tradition by joining the ACLU's talented and committed staff," said Mensz.

 

 

Indianapolis – A litigator who assisted the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana in several high-profile cases has rejoined the legal team as staff attorney.

Jan Mensz, a Debevoise Fellow at the ACLU of Indiana in 2010-2011, was involved in cases including the confinement of mentally ill prisoners in extreme isolation, a challenge to state discriminatory practices against U.S. citizen children of immigrant parents and a challenge to Indiana law denying Medicaid reimbursement to Planned Parenthood, among many others.

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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 faithfully served the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana as a member of its Board of Directors, a mentor to his colleagues and as its executive director from 2008 to 2012. Many who currently serve on the Board say that Gil came to the ACLU of Indiana in a moment of great need, so the organization could continue its defense of the liberties and rights of all the people in Indiana. He was an extraordinary leader who pursued the goals of equality, justice and fairness before the law, both in his work and in his personal life. He will be sadly missed at the ACLU and by all who knew him.

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DCS Case Managers File Suit against Department for Violating State Law on Caseloads

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 14, 2015

"It's not enough to simply pass laws that say we'll do the right thing," said ACLU of Indiana Executive Director Jane Henegar. "The purpose of caseload limits is the safety and welfare of vulnerable children. We expect government to meet the letter and the spirit of the law, providing children with the protections they deserve."

Indianapolis – A case manager at the Indiana Department of Child Services filed a lawsuit today claiming that the failure of DCS to adequately staff the department as required by law does not allow her and her colleagues to keep caseloads at levels that allow children to be effectively protected and served.

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