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...
Lawrence M. Reuben, April 5, 1948 - Sept. 11, 2015 Sept 15, 2015 We are deeply saddened at the loss of our friend, attorney and community activist Lawrence M. Reuben. Larry was a giant 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Campaign for Smart Justice addresses these and many other issues of criminal justice reform.The deaths of unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and other communities have raised issues of racism and fair treatment of minorities by police. Some communities are embracing body cameras as a solution, and others have looked to creating a more diverse police force. The ACLU's
August 25, 2015
According to the 2015 Indiana Civic Health Index, Indiana is third in the nation for social connectivity through family relationships and 20th for individual participation in group associations. Yet, only 69 percent of us registered to vote in the last presidential election—putting us at 37th in the country—and our participation in school, neighborhood and community associations has declined, moving us to 44th nationally.
June 26, 2015
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were....It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves....They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. It is so ordered.
--Supreme Court of the United States, Obergefell v. Hodges, June 26, 2015
Friday's historic decision is a joyous one for same-sex couples across the nation and for everyone who wants to participate fully in our society and enter, in front of friends and family, into the lifelong commitment of marriage with the person they love.
From First Amendment topics of free speech and religious liberty, to the privacy issues posed by emerging technologies, to marriage equality and community policing — at your request over the past year we've taken our popular First Wednesdays lunchtime discussions to communities in Evansville, South Bend, Muncie, Fort Wayne and Gary.
In 2015, we'll be taking these conversations once again to six more communities statewide! Sign up for ACLU email alerts to stay informed about events near you and ways you can take action on issues.
Lawrence M. Reuben, April 5, 1948 - Sept. 11, 2015
Sept 15, 2015
We are deeply saddened at the loss of our friend, attorney and community activist Lawrence M. Reuben. Larry was a giant in philanthropy and a transformational figure for all the organizations he touched. He didn't just give money; he truly cared about the impact of his investments and honoring the legacy of his parents, Albert and Sara Reuben. Beyond his philanthropy, he remained passionate and involved in the work of our organizations. He was the first one to send an email or make a congratulatory phone call when there was news of a success, and he spared no criticism of something with which he disagreed. He was someone we could count on, to show up at events, to offer ideas and assistance, to heap on the praise when it was deserved, and to continue to fertilize the seeds he had planted in organizations whose work makes life better for all people in Indiana.
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Wed, Sept., 9 2015
Indianapolis –Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a district court ruling and declared that the method of electing Marion Superior Court judges is unconstitutional.
"There is no more important right in our Constitution than that of exercising a meaningful vote," said Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director. "We are very pleased that the Court's decision forcefully reaffirms that right."
The lawsuit, brought by Common Cause Indiana represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, challenged the constitutionality of Indiana Code § 33-33-49-13, which results in each major party nominating candidates for only one half of judicial vacancies.
The statute effectively removed any choice from voters and rendered the election of judges a mere formality. Voters in Marion County who did not cast a ballot in the primary election had absolutely no say in electing judges. Even people who did vote in the primary election had a say in only half of the judgeships.
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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.