Press Releases

  • 05.01.03

    Plaintiffs Appoint Advisory Panel in Cincinnati Police Practices Lawsuit

    ACLU Also Names Its Members to Community Police Partnering Board

    The ACLU of Ohio today announced the members of an advisory panel created to assist the civil liberties organization implement the police reform agreement in Cincinnati. Chosen after extensive discussions among class counsel with community leaders, the panel represents a broad cross spectrum of the Cincinnati community. It includes business, civic, non-profit, and religious leaders; Read more…

    Police Practices
  • 04.04.03

    ACLU of Ohio Demands School District Remove Ten Commandments

    Seeks Contempt for District's Refusal to Obey Federal Court's Order to Remove Tablets from Adams County High Schools

    Late yesterday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation filed a motion seeking a contempt order and compliance with a federal court’s order that the Ohio Valley/Adams County school district remove displays of the Ten Commandments from four high schools in rural Adams County in southern Ohio. On June 11, 2002, United States Magistrate Read more…

    Religious Liberty
  • 12.13.02

    Cleveland I.N.S. Office Will Allow Lawyers at Special Registrations

    ACLU and Immigration Lawyers Pushed for Right to Counsel

    The Acting District Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Services (I.N.S.) has assured local immigration lawyers and the ACLU that foreign citizens called in for questioning during the next few weeks will be permitted to bring their attorneys with them. The INS has summoned citizens of several countries – including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Read more…

    National Security
  • 10.10.02

    ACLU of Ohio Files Suit: Ohio Violates Voters Rights Under the 14th Amendment and 1965 Voting Rights Act

    Violations Have a Disproportionate Effect on African American Voters

    The American Civil Liberties Union will file a class action suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio at Noon on Friday October 11, 2002 at the Federal District Court, 2 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio. The suit names as defendants county officials in Summit, Montgomery, Hamilton and Sandusky Counties. The Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 10.04.02

    ACLU Seeks Relief for Petitioneers in Maple Heights

    Court Limits on Strikers Hit Petitioneers Too, Civil Liberties Group Files Motion

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation filed a Motion to Intervene in a lawsuit between striking teachers and the Maple Heights School District. The motion was filed this afternoon in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on behalf of petitioners seeking to force a recall of the Maple Heights Board of Education. The action Read more…

    Free Speech
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