Press Releases

  • 09.29.15

    ACLU Joins Call to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture

    New Legislation Would Protect Citizens from Seizure of Personal Property without Criminal Convictions

    COLUMBUS—The ACLU of Ohio announced its support for new legislation to reform policies that allow law enforcement to seize property from people accused, but not necessarily convicted, of crimes. “This legislation is long overdue and will provide a welcomed relief to the many Ohioans whose property is taken away from them, oftentimes without any recourse Read more…

    Criminal Justice
  • 09.23.15

    ACLU of Ohio and Disability Rights Ohio to Highlight the Role of Mental Health in Cleveland Police Reform

    CLEVELAND—Ohio’s most prominent advocates for civil liberties and disability rights are hosting an event highlighting the importance of mental health in current efforts for police reform in Cleveland. On Thursday, October 1, the ACLU of Ohio and Disability Rights Ohio are bringing experts in mental health, civil liberties, and police practices to participate in a Read more…

    Disability Rights, Police Practices
  • 09.22.15

    ACLU Backs Fresh Start Act to Expunge Marijuana Offenses

    Initiative Will Give Ohioans Second Chance

    CLEVELAND—Today, the ACLU of Ohio voiced its support for the Fresh Start Act, a statute initiative that will expunge the records of people convicted of marijuana-related crimes once State Issue 3 has passed, according to Executive Director Christine Link. The organization endorsed the marijuana legalization ballot initiative yesterday. Media Statement: “ACLU Urges Yes on Issue Read more…

    Drug Policy, General Civil Liberties
  • 09.21.15

    ACLU Urges Yes on Issue 3

    Christine Link, executive director of the ACLU of Ohio, provided the following statement regarding State Issue 3—marijuana legalization in Ohio. “The Board of Directors of the ACLU of Ohio recommends citizens vote yes on Issue 3 when they go to the polls November 3. “The ACLU has opposed criminalization of marijuana from the early onset Read more…

    Drug Policy, General Civil Liberties
  • 09.16.15

    ACLU of Ohio Opposes School’s Ban on Confederate Flag

    Media Statement

    Christine Link, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, provided the following statement in response to Kettering City School District’s decision to ban display of the Confederate flag after controversy arose surrounding students flying the flag from their vehicles. “As an organization that has fought for civil rights for almost 100 years, Read more…

    Free Speech, Student Rights
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