Press Releases

  • 05.02.12

    ACLU Questions Timing of Occupy Cleveland’s Permit Revocation

    Mayor’s Decision Seems to Connect Movement to Bomb Plot

    CLEVELAND- Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio questioned the timing of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s decision to oust Occupy Cleveland from their current location on Public Square. The ACLU expressed concern that Jackson’s announcement is an attempt to connect the entire Occupy Cleveland movement with a group of five individuals who were arrested Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 04.24.12

    Secrecy Continues for JobsOhio

    Legislation Shields Former Development Department from Public

    COLUMBUS- Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio testified before the House State Government and Elections Committee on House Bill 489, which would create additional loopholes in open meetings and public records laws. HB 489 is a follow up to a 2011 law that established JobsOhio, a non-profit organization that replaced the former Ohio Read more…

    Open Government
  • 04.18.12

    Execution of Mark Wiles Moves Ohio in Wrong Direction

    More States Abolishing Death Penalty As Ohio Continues to Use Broken System

    LUCASVILLE, OH – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio expressed disappointment that the state resumed executions today with the lethal injection of Mark Wiles. Judge Robert Frost of the Federal District Court of Southern Ohio had previously placed a six-month moratorium on executions after discovering several discrepancies in the state’s execution protocols. Currently, the Read more…

    Death Penalty
  • 04.17.12

    Allow Anti-Fracking Activists to Participate in Medina County Earth Day, Says ACLU

    Parks District Barred Group Over "Contraversial" Topic

    MEDINA, OH- Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio urged officials at the Medina County Parks District to reverse its decision to bar Concerned Citizens of Medina County from participating in Medina’s Earth Day celebration. The event, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, will feature several community organizations distributing literature to members of the community. Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 04.12.12

    Advocates Say ‘Enough Already!’ to Election Law Changes

    "Patchwork" Changes Would Further Add to Internal Inconsistencies, Voter Confusion

    Citing voter confusion and critical timing issues, a group of voter advocates including the ACLU of Ohio, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and Common Cause Ohio today called on the Ohio General Assembly to halt further voting legislation until 2013. “Voters are already confused due to all the voting legislation proposed in 2011 and Read more…

    Voting Rights
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