Decision Helps to Protect Free Speech for Everyone
MASSILLON, OH – Yesterday, a Massillon Municipal Court judge acquitted Heath Devoll, a Brewster man who was charged with disorderly conduct after uttering the phrase, “This is bullshit,” while leaving the Massillon Police Station on April 8.
“This was a cut and dried case of protected speech,” said ACLU Staff Attorney Drew Dennis. » more
COLUMBUS, OH – On Thursday, April 25, the ACLU of Ohio received the ChampYNPN Award – presented by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Cleveland. The award recognizes a nonprofit organization in Greater Cleveland that cultivates their young professional staff by:
- Providing employees with access to professional development opportunities, in-house mentoring or training, and attractive benefits;
- Offering younger workers opportunities to make meaningful contributions to mission-related work and the chance to explore different nonprofit career paths;
- Going above and beyond in affirming employees’ commitment to nonprofit sector careers.
Senate Finance Committee Should Eliminate Such a Blatant Attempt to Make Voting More Difficult
COLUMBUS, OH – The ACLU of Ohio is calling on the Ohio General Assembly’s Senate Finance Committee to eliminate a controversial amendment to the Ohio budget bill (HB 59) designed to make it more difficult for students to vote in their college communities. » more
Any Future Programs Should Fully Address Civil Liberties Issues
DAYTON, OH – Yesterday, the Dayton City Manager withdrew a controversial airborne surveillance program from consideration before the Dayton City Commission. The announcement came less than two weeks after a Dayton community group voiced their concerns about the program’s cost and impact on privacy. » more
Policy Limits Free Speech and Privacy for Students and Teachers
COLUMBUS, OH – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to the Bexley School District yesterday, urging school officials to rethink their Internet policy authorizing the search and seizure of private electronic devices for any reason, or no reason at all. » more