Press Releases

  • 06.25.12

    Supreme Court Rejects Much of Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law

    ACLU will Continue the Fight Against Racial Profiling

    CLEVELAND- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three key provisions of SB 1070, a controversial Arizona immigration law. The court did not throw out the law’s hotly debated “show me your papers” provision, but their decision expressly opens the door for more legal challenges, including those brought forth by the ACLU. “This decision clearly Read more…

    Immigrant Rights
  • 06.07.12

    Lawsuit on Abortion Medication Heads to Appellate Court for Oral Arguments

    Planned Parenthood and ACLU Lawsuit Says Ohio Law Should Not Trump Doctor's Care

    CINCINNATI- Today, The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will appear before the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth District, arguing that a 2004 Ohio law restricting the use of mifepristone is unconstitutional. Mifepristone, also known as RU-486, is a medication that can terminate a pregnancy without subjecting the patient to surgery. The U.S. Read more…

    Reproductive Freedom
  • 05.15.12

    Bill Requiring Drug Testing for Public Assistance is Scientifically and Financially Unsound

    ACLU Calls on General Assembly to Abandon Legislation, Asks Governor Kasich to Veto if it Passes

    COLUMBUS – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called on the Ohio General Assembly to abandon proposed legislation that would require drug testing for Ohioans as a condition for receiving public assistance. The provision was added to HB 487 on the morning of May 15, 2012, and is expected to pass the Senate Read more…

    Drug Policy
  • 05.15.12

    Elections Complaint Law Would Chill Political Speech

    ACLU Urges Legislators to Reject Law Creating Harsh Penalties for ‘False’ Political Speech

    COLUMBUS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will testify today before the Ohio House State Government and Elections Committee opposing House Bill 315. The legislation will dramatically increase the penalties levied by the Ohio Elections Commission (OEC) for “false speech” complaints. Under current Ohio law, individuals can file complaints with the OEC if Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 05.07.12

    ACLU Calls on Ohio Legislators to Restore Early Voting for 2012

    Presents Testimony at Congressional Hearing on Ohio Voting Law

    CLEVELAND – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is calling on state legislators to restore early in-person voting in the days leading up to the November 2012 election. These early voting days were eliminated in a wave of voter suppression legislation in 2011. Despite the possibility that state legislators may repeal HB 194, Read more…

    Voting Rights
Page 52 of 126« First...102030...5051525354...607080...Last »