Press Releases

  • 06.03.02

    Final Settlement in Suit over Sentencing to Prevent Abortion

    On Tuesday, June 4, 2002, the case brought by Yuriko Kawaguchi against former Judge Patricia Cleary, Sheriff Gerald McFaul, and various other County jail personnel will be formally settled and dismissed. Ms. Kawaguchi, who successfully argued to the Eighth District Court of Appeals that her sentence of incarceration was improperly based on her stated intention Read more…

    Reproductive Freedom
  • 04.24.02

    ACLU Will Investigate Euclid School Pepper Spray Incident

    Liberty Group Strongly Condemns Use of Chemical Agents on School Children

    Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio have opened an investigation into an event, which took place at Euclid middle school on Monday, April 22, 2002. According to media accounts and preliminary interviews with parents, two security guards sprayed three tables of students with a chemical pepper foam in an effort to break Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
  • 04.09.02

    ACLU Approves Settlement in Landmark Police Practices Lawsuit

    Landmark Agreement First in Nation

    The ACLU of Ohio today approved the settlement of its landmark racial profiling and police practices class action against the City of Cincinnati. In doing so, the collaborative settlement agreement has been approved by all parties and will now go to U.S. District Judge Susan J. Dlott for approval. Scott Greenwood, general counsel of the Read more…

    Police Practices
  • 03.06.02

    ACLU Sues City and School Board over Right to an Education

    Ordinance Denies Students an Education in Their Own School Districts

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 in United States District Court in Cleveland, on behalf of families and students who are being denied an education by the Maple Heights City School District and the City of Maple Heights. Lawyers for the ACLU contend that the Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
  • 02.26.02

    Federal Judge Rules in Supermax Prisoners’ Favor

    Court Finds ORDC's Classification System Violates Due Process

    In a historic decision issued today, Judge James S. Gwin, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio issued a 57-page opinion finding that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction violated Ohio State Penitentiary prisoners’ constitutional rights by denying them due process in their placement and retention at the Supermax facility in Youngstown. Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
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