Press Releases

  • 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
  • 08.28.00

    ACLU Sues School Board over Student Privacy

    Student Information Given to Bank in Violation of Federal Law

    On Tuesday, August 29, 2000, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation will file suit against the Indian Creek Local School District, a public school system located in Jefferson County, in southeastern Ohio. The suit, which will be brought on behalf of local parent Edward Connors, seeks to challenge the disclosure, to a local Read more…

    Privacy
  • 08.09.00

    ACLU Condemns New Beer Sale Rules as Unnecessary and Intrusive

    Liquor Control Commission Blasted as an Assault on Citizens Rights

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation has condemned new regulations issued by the Ohio Department of Liquor Control. In a statement issued today, the ACLU criticized the new rules as an unnecessary and intrusive attack on the privacy of citizens. The regulations at issue were promulgated by the Ohio Department of Public Safety Read more…

    Privacy
  • 07.07.00

    Ohio ACLU Wins Kidwell Case in Elections Commission

    Panel Rules Website Protected by FIrst Amendment

    In a victory for free speech, the Ohio Elections Commission this morning dismissed a complaint against Union, Ohio resident Ronald Kidwell. ACLU volunteer attorney, Professor Richard Saphire represented Kidwell before the commission in this morning’s hearing. Commission members asked only a few questions after Saphire had completed his presentation before voting unanimously to dismiss the Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 06.28.00

    ACLU Praises Decision to Strike “Partial-Birth” Abortion Plan

    Decision Likely to Impact Present Ohio Law

    In a victory for reproductive choice, the U.S. Supreme Court today decided 5-4, to strike down Nebraska’s so-called “partial-birth” abortion ban. Nebraska’s ban, like those in other states, defined the prohibited procedures in intentionally vague language. The ban was not limited to a certain type of procedure nor was it limited to late-term abortions. It Read more…

    Reproductive Freedom
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