Press Releases

  • 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
  • 02.07.01

    ACLU Purchases Premier Corporation Midtown Property

    1.1 Million Dollar Capital Campaign to Support Renovation Project

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation announced today the purchase of a 9,200 square-foot building formerly owned by Premier Farnell Corporation, located at 4506 Chester Avenue. The new space will significantly strengthen the organization’s ability to provide litigation and education programs to defend the Bill of Rights for all. The property and building, Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
  • 02.05.01

    ACLU Declares Victory in Defiance County Lawsuit

    County Removes Religious Image from Courthouse

    In just over twenty four hours after filing suit in the United States District Court in Toledo over a large picture of Jesus Christ on display in the Defiance County Courthouse, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio announced that County Commissioners have removed the picture from the courthouse. ACLU attorneys were contacted Thursday night Read more…

    Religious Liberty
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