Press Releases

  • 12.06.11

    ACLU Will Challenge Legislation Restricting Decisions on Pregnancy

    Pair of Bills Violate State and Federal Constitutions

    COLUMBUS – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio vowed to challenge two bills that would severely limit women’s ability to make important pregnancy decisions. Senate committees will hear testimony on House Bill 79 and House Bill 125 over the next two days, and both bills are expected to be passed before the legislature Read more…

    Reproductive Freedom
  • 12.06.11

    New Social Media Ordinances Deserve Veto from Mayor Jackson, ACLU Says

    Legislation Continues to Pose Threat to Free Speech

    CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio urged Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to once again veto legislation that would restrict people’s First Amendment rights on social media. On December 5, Cleveland City Council passed a trio of ordinances that would effectively criminalize residents who use social media to organize events that result in Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 12.05.11

    ACLU to Montgomery County: Do Not Limit Free Speech at Courthouse Square

    Rules Regarding Certain Groups are Constitutionally Prohibited

    DAYTON – The ACLU of Ohio has delivered a letter to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, laying out numerous problems with the county’s proposed Courthouse Square speech regulations. “These regulations specifically target the Occupy Dayton movement,” said ACLU of Ohio Legal Director James Hardiman. “Residents were able to express their political views for years Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 12.05.11

    Franklin County Should Reconsider Pay-to-Stay Jail Policy, Says ACLU

    Collection of Fines Leads to More Costs and Barriers for Formerly Incarcerated People to Re-Enter Society

    COLUMBUS – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio urged Franklin County Commissioners and Sheriff Zach Scott to scrap a proposal to charge inmates at the county jail with booking fees. Under the proposal, inmates will be charged a $40 booking fee that will be taken out of their commissary funds. “Pay-to-stay fees promise Read more…

    Criminal Justice
  • 12.01.11

    Toledo Should Respect First Amendment

    ACLU Blasts Sign Ban, Issues Second Letter Asking City to Set Clear and Constitutional Rules for Public Demonstrations

    TOLEDO, OH – Following up on complaints from the Occupy Toledo movement about unclear city permit rules, The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has delivered a letter to the Toledo law director. The letter calls on the city to clearly define when permits are required for public demonstrations, how to apply for those permits Read more…

    Free Speech
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