Press Releases

  • 04.17.01

    ACLU of Ohio Issues Statement on Cincinnati Unrest

    Calls for Calm Restraint on All Sides, Dialogue on Racism

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation has issued the following statement regarding the civil unrest now taking place in Cincinnati: The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation expresses its sincere sympathies to the family of Timothy Thomas, and to all those who have suffered through the tragic loss of his life. The Read more…

    Police Practices
  • 03.15.01

    Coalition Sues Cincinnati over Racial Profiling

    Pattern of Targeting Minorities Goes Unchecked for Years

    A coalition of civil rights groups sued the City of Cincinnati today in federal court, citing a thirty year pattern of racial profiling by police. The lawsuit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation and the Cincinnati Black United Front, was brought in United States District Court in Cincinnati on behalf of Read more…

    Police Practices
  • 03.07.01

    ACLU Sues Richland County over Courthouse Commandments

    Religious Text Violates Church State Separation

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit in United States District Court in Cleveland on the afternoon of March 8, 2001, alleging that a poster of the Ten Commandments in the Richland County Courthouse, in Mansfield, violates the First Amendment mandate of separation between church and state. The poster, over eight Read more…

    Religious Liberty
  • 02.20.01

    ACLU Settles Federal Lawsuit with Village of Doylestown

    Village Repeals Limits on Political Signs, Pays Fees

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation announced today that it has resolved a federal lawsuit brought against the Village of Doylestown in  October 2000. The suit, brought by the ACLU on behalf of Village resident Theresa Casteel, challenged a local ordinance which limited the period of time within which residents could display political Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 02.12.01

    ACLU to Sue Cleveland over Tattoo Ban

    Ordinance Bans Ancient Art Form

    In a federal civil rights lawsuit to be filed February 13, 2001, lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will challenge a Cleveland law which bans tattooing city wide. Codified Ordinance 225.07 – which dates from 1976 – bans both the act of tattooing and of allowing oneself to be tattooed. Strangely, Read more…

    Free Speech
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