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  • 02.10.14

    Media Roundup » 02/01/14 through 02/07/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Election history will repeat itself in Ohio districts drawn to favor one party or the other – Cleveland.com, 2/2 Inmate’s attorneys ask to stop execution, citing possible ‘lingering death’ – Columbus Dispatch, 2/3 Exonerations On The Rise, And Not Just Because Of DNA – NPR, 2/4 Right-to-work would be anmore »

  • 02.06.14

    Still Locking People Up for Being Poor? Really?! It’s 2014.

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    This ACLU of Ohio blog post originally appeared on the National ACLU website on 2/05/2014 Debtors’ prisons sound like ancient history, right? Unfortunately, they’re all too common across the United States. In spite of the Constitution, case law, and common sense, low-income people are routinely jailed in places as far-flung as Georgia and Washington State simply becausemore »

  • 01.31.14

    Media Roundup » 01/26/14 through 01/31/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned State constitution panel has ‘hobbling start’ – Columbus Dispatch, 1/26 Traffic enforcement cameras violate due process rights: Ohio Rep. Dale Mallory – Cleveland.com, 1/26 Ohio parents’ lawsuit accuses teacher of duct-taping girl with disabilities to chair, screaming at kids, stealing snacks – AP, 1/26 South Side neighborhood installs own camerasmore »

  • 01.27.14

    Demand More From Your Legislators

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    Most lawmakers are smart, passionate people who must focus on a multitude of issues on our behalf. But what happens when that passion becomes an obsession with one issue? The current avalanche of abortion-related legislation is a perfect example of what happens when our leaders become fixated on one controversial topic. In this climate, somemore »

  • 01.25.14

    Media Roundup » 01/18/14 through 01/24/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Proposed law sparks debate over student expulsions – Hamilton County Journal News, 1/19* Egregious execution – Toledo Blade, 1/19 Dispatch special report: Private cops being shielded from the public – Columbus Dispatch, 1/19 Ohio judge to rule on refund of fines from village’s traffic cameras, which he calls a ‘scam’more »

  • 01.18.14

    Media Roundup » 01/11/14 through 01/17/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned A welcome judicial rebuke to legislators’ attempt to impair third-party Ohio ballot access – Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/11 DeWine has voiced own doubts about election law – Columbus Dispatch, 1/12 It’s time to take the death penalty off life support – Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/11 Manipulating voting laws to winmore »

  • 01.16.14

    Let’s Teach Our Children to be Good Students and Stop Training Them for Prison

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    A few months ago a ninth grade student told me, “I don’t even know what a real school feels like. My school feels and looks like a prison.” In the last 20 years schools and schools climates have adopted harsh disciplinary policies. These policies commonly referred to as zero-tolerance policies have resulted in the excessivemore »

  • 01.16.14

    New Execution Methods Can’t Disguise Same Old Death Penalty Problems

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    Ohio made history today by becoming the first state to use the two-drug combination of midazolam and hydromorphone in the execution of Dennis McGuire. State officials decided to use this experimental combination of powerful sedatives and painkillers after supplies of approved execution drugs ran dry. These shortages have caused other states to begin using experimentalmore »

  • 01.13.14

    Media Roundup » 01/04/14 through 01/10/14

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Discipline decisions mostly left up to individual educators – Massillon Independent, 1/5 Opinions vary on why Ohio snubbed on drone project – Columbus Dispatch, 1/ Potential voter fraud cases from 2012 election often dropped as simple mistakes, elderly confusion – Cleveland.com, 1/7 Tinkering with Ohio’s machinery of death – Cleveland.com,more »

  • 01.04.14

    Media Roundup » 12/21/13 through 01/03/13

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    * ACLU of Ohio Mentioned Gov. Kasich undermines State Medical Board with pro-life appointments: Arthur Lavin – Cleveland.com, 12/21 Photo ID law would be costly and unnecessary: Ohio Rep. Kathleen Clyde – Cleveland.com, 12/28 Drone Use Soars in Latin America, Remains Widely Unregulated – Truthout, 12/30 ‘If I Need ID to Buy Cough Syrup, Whymore »

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