The plaintiff, who was then 7, asserted his right to remain seated and quiet when his first-grade class had to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. He was removed from the class by his teacher and taken to the principal’s office. The principal later made him recite the Pledge with her.
In July 2015, ACLU of Indiana filed this class action case alleging the Indiana Department of Child Services has allowed caseloads to rise far in excess of mandatory state standards. The trial court granted the State’s motion to dismiss and the matter is being appealed.
In 2008 an employer involved in the construction of the I-69 Project sought a workplace violence restraining order against a group of environmental protesters. ACLU of Indiana represent the protesters in an effort to support their First Amendment rights.