Press Releases

  • 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
  • 01.29.01

    ACLU Will Investigate Chester Township Seal

    Depiction of Local Church May Violate Church State Separation

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation has opened an investigation of the new Chester Township Seal, which bears the image of a local Baptist church. The seal, which was adopted by police in the Geagua County township east of Cleveland, went into use on January 26, 2001. It depicts several well known landmarks Read more…

    Religious Liberty
  • 01.08.01

    ACLU Class Action Lawsuit Targets Brutal Conditions at Ohio’s “Supermax” Prison

    Citing brutal conditions that have led to inmate suicides, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will file a federal civil rights action tomorrow, demanding significant and far reaching changes at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. “All the evidence suggests that incarceration in conditions like those at Youngstown breeds violence and mental illness to Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
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