ACLU of Ohio Asks Court to Add Green and Constitution Parties to Libertarian Lawsuit Challenging New Minor Party Rules
New State Rules Impact All Minor Parties Hindering Their Ability to Participate in the 2014 Election
CLEVELAND, OH – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a court motion on behalf of the Ohio Green and Constitution parties, asking to have them added to a pending lawsuit against Ohio’s new rules for minor political parties. » more
ACLU Opposes Ohio Legislation Cutting Early Voting Days and Eliminating Same Day Registration for Early Voters
SB 238 Takes Ohio Election Rules in the Wrong Direction
COLUMBUS – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will testify before the Ohio Senate State Government Oversight & Reform Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 238, a bill that reduces the early voting period from 35 to 29 days and takes away the five-day window of time during which Ohio voters may simultaneously register to vote and cast an early in-person ballot. » more
City Policy is Part of a Scheme to Suppress Speech of Specific Groups
DEFIANCE, OH – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Defiance, alleging that the city’s enforcement of a policy banning temporary chalk messages on public sidewalks violates the First Amendment.
In September, the ACLU sent a letter to city leaders, warning them that their policy was unconstitutional. » more
Amendments Logrolled into the Massive State Budget Bill Violate the Ohio Constitution’s Single Subject Rule
CLEVELAND, OH–Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio announced a lawsuit challenging three controversial abortion-related amendments passed in June as part of the massive state budget bill. The suit alleges all three amendments violate the Ohio Constitution’s “single subject” rule and are therefore unconstitutional. » more
Court Order Ensures the Portrait Will be Removed from School Property
JACKSON, OH – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) have settled a lawsuit against the Jackson City School District over the continued display of a religious portrait on school property.
The agreement includes a consent decree mandating that the portrait be permanently removed from school property as well as a financial settlement requiring the school to pay the plaintiffs a combination of damages and legal fees totaling nearly six figures. » more