Press Releases

  • 04.10.12

    ACLU Blasts Lack of Transparency in Cleveland School Plan

    Letter Asks Legislator to Withhold Support Until Open Meetings and Access to Public Records are Guaranteed

    CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to state legislators today, asking them to withhold support of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s school plan, and the corresponding legislation that would make it law, until its authors remove all exceptions to state public records and open meetings laws. “Under the Mayor’s current Read more…

    Open Government
  • 04.05.12

    Juvenile Justice Advocates Call on Ohio Supreme Court to Protect Children’s Access to Counsel

    COLUMBUS – Today, the Children’s Law Center, Office of the Ohio Public Defender, and American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called on the Ohio Supreme Court to maintain their support of proposed changes to Juvenile Rule 3. Juv. Rule 3 would guarantee that all children facing a loss of liberty would consult with an attorney Read more…

    Juvenile Justice
  • 03.29.12

    Trayvon Martin Tragedy Requires Deeper Examination of Justice and Race

    ACLU Rallies with Ohioans Outraged Over Killing of Teen

    CLEVELAND – Today at 1:00 p.m. the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will rally on the steps of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, joining the NAACP, the Case Black Student Association, and many other voices concerned over the tragic February 26 killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Read more…

    Criminal Justice, Racial Justice
  • 03.14.12

    Public Shut Out of School Plan, Says ACLU

    Proposal Allows Oversight Board to Operate in Secret

    CLEVELAND – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio blasted part of a schools proposal by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson that would exempt the school oversight board from the state’s Sunshine Laws. Mayor Jackson plans to solicit sponsors in the Ohio General Assembly to make this proposal a state law. The Sunshine Laws refer Read more…

    Open Government
  • 03.01.12

    ACLU Challanges Law Prohibiting Former Felons from Circulating Petitions

    Restrictions Prevent Ohioans from Participating in Politics

    CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio challenging a law that prevents formerly incarcerated felons from circulating petitions. Those who have been convicted of a felony, but are not incarcerated, have a right to vote in Ohio; however, they cannot circulate the Read more…

    Voting Rights
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