Press Releases

  • 06.16.16

    ACLU Asks for Speedy Resolution in RNC Lawsuit

    CLEVELAND—The ACLU of Ohio filed a motion today in their lawsuit over regulations for the Republican National Convention offering to reduce the timeline in order to reach resolution for their clients who wish to plan events during the convention. The motion also informs the court that the city has ignored its stated policy for issuing Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 06.15.16

    Proposed Buffer Zone Ordinance Restricts Free Speech, Says ACLU

    COLUMBUS—The ACLU of Ohio sent a letter today to Columbus City Attorney Richard Pfeiffer expressing concern over a proposed city ordinance to create buffer zones around facilities that provide reproductive health services. These would prohibit demonstrators from coming within a certain distance of clinics and other health care facilities, which the ACLU contends places undue Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 06.14.16

    ACLU Sues City of Cleveland Over RNC Rules that Violate Free Speech

    CLEVELAND—The ACLU of Ohio filed a lawsuit in federal court today seeking changes to regulations put in place by the city of Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention. The lawsuit requests immediate revision of rules that the organization states are placing unacceptable restrictions on free speech and other rights of people living and visiting downtown Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 06.01.16

    Flight Restrictions and Media Credentialing Process Risk Obstructing Coverage of 2016 RNC

    CLEVELAND—The ACLU of Ohio sent a letter today notifying media outlets that potential flight restrictions and new credentialing procedures may impact media access to the 2016 Republican National Convention. The letter outlines concerns around expanded “no-fly zones” and authority by the Secret Service to control media credentials. “Increased control by the government over media access Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 05.27.16

    ACLU Statement on Secretary Husted’s Remarks Regarding Ohio Golden Week Challenge

    CLEVELAND—The ACLU of Ohio and ACLU Voting Rights Project issued the following statement regarding comments from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s announcement that he would appeal a decision by a federal district court to restore Golden Week, when voters can register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day. “Ohio Secretary of Read more…

    Voting Rights
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