Press Releases

  • 12.06.00

    ACLU to Argue State Motto Case in Federal Appeals Court

    Full Sixth Circuit to Hear Case in Rare En Blanc Sitting This Afternoon

    Volunteer lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will appear in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit this afternoon, in a challenge to the Ohio State Motto that began in over three years ago. The case will be argued by Cleveland attorney Marc Cohn, who together with Cleveland Read more…

    Religious Liberty
  • 10.30.00

    ACLU Wins First Round in Cincinnati Area Sign Cases

    Federal Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Two Villages

    Citizens in two Cincinnati suburbs will be able to voice their support for the candidates of their choice in time for next week’s election, thanks to emergency federal civil rights lawsuits filed by the ACLU.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation prevailed in the first round of litigation against two Cincinnati area suburbs Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 10.26.00

    ACLU of Ohio Challenges Election Sign Ban Across the State

    Suits Against Three Municipalities in Works, Plus Criminal Defense

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file three lawsuits in Federal District Court tomorrow and Monday, and is already defending a criminal case, all growing out of municipal bans on political yard signs. The bans, which clearly violate the First Amendment, are similar to prohibitions struck down by the United States Supreme Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 10.03.00

    ACLU Sues Parma Heights over Mandatory Worship Service

    Chief Ordered Firefighters to Attend Church or Face Discipline

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit in Federal District Court in Cleveland tomorrow, in a case growing out of an extraordinary and flagrant violation of the Establishment Clause, the portion of the First Amendment which creates a wall of separation between church and state. In May 2000, an entire shift Read more…

    Religious Liberty
  • 09.19.00

    ACLU Sues Hamilton County over Prayer Service

    Federal Civil Rights Case Protest Violation of Church State Separation

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit in United States District Court in Cincinnati this afternoon, challenging the role that Hamilton County officials played in organizing and participating in a National Day of Prayer rally held at the County Courthouse on May 4, 2000. Papers to be filed in federal court Read more…

    Religious Liberty
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