Press Releases

  • 09.05.01

    ACLU to Sue Toledo over Municipal Sign Code

    Civil Liberties Group Charges Ordinance Violates First Amendment

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit in federal court today, seeking to declare the municipal sign code of Toledo unconstitutional. The suit will be brought on behalf of James Stamm, of South Toledo, who was prosecuted and fined earlier this year for displaying a yard sign that was critical of Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 08.22.01

    ACLU to Sue North Ridgeville over Council Rules Punishing Speech

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed suit in United States District Court in Cleveland earlier today, challenging on First Amendment grounds the rules of the of North Ridgeville City Council, which forbid individuals from making statements critical of their elected officials during city council meetings. The council rules, passed in December 2000, forbid Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 08.21.01

    ACLU Sues over Appellate Court Gag Rule

    Regulation Prohibits Judge from Naming Names in Written Opinions

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation filed suit today to contest a regulation adopted last year by the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals. The regulation generally prohibits appellate judges from naming in written opinions the trial lawyers and trial judges involved in the cases they decide. The suit contends that this rule both Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 07.26.01

    ACLU Sues North Canton Schools over Website Expulsion

    Punishment for Off-Campus Speech a Clear Violation of Rights

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed suit in United States District Court in Cleveland earlier today, challenging on First Amendment grounds the suspension and expulsion of an eighth grade student at North Canton Middle School. Jonathon Coy, 15, together with several friends created an off campus web site dedicated to skateboarding and humor. Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 07.09.01

    ACLU Sues North Royalton over Curfew Ordinance

    Law Interferes with Parents' Rights to Raise Their Children

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit in United States District Court in Cleveland on the afternoon of July 10, 2001, challenging a North Royalton curfew ordinance which violates the fundamental right of parents to raise their children as they see fit without unwarranted interference from the government. The North Royalton Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
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