Press Releases

  • 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
  • 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
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