Press Releases

  • 11.17.11

    Toledo City Council Must Adopt Official Sign Policy, Says ACLU

    TOLEDO, OH – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio held a press conference today calling on Toledo City Council to adopt an official policy for citizens who bring signs to council meetings. The press conference follows the arrest of two people, who were stopped while attempting to enter the Toledo City Council chambers with Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 11.15.11

    Continuing Executions Undermine Death Penalty Review, Says ACLU

    State Should Halt All Executions Until Review is Completed

    LUCASVILLE, OH – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio renewed its call for state officials to halt all executions while a commission created by the Ohio Supreme Court reviews the death penalty system. The state executed Reginald Brooks today, who was the first person to be executed in nearly six months after a federal Read more…

    Death Penalty
  • 11.14.11

    ACLU Announces Representation of Family of Unioto High School Assault Victim

    Hopes to Change Climate at School System to End Bullying and Discrimination of Students

    CHILLICOTHE, OH – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio announced at a press conference today that it would represent the family of a Unioto High School student who was assaulted because of his sexual orientation. The assault occurred on October 17, 2011 at the school, and was recorded by another student. The victim, Zach, Read more…

    LGBT Rights
  • 10.28.11

    Settlement in ACLU Lawsuit Protects Free Speech

    Local Attorney Ends Lawsuit Seeking to Silence Citizen Journalist

    CINCINNATI- Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio announced that a settlement was reached between Whistleblower publisher James Jay Schifrin, and local attorney, radio host, author, and restaurateur Eric Deters. In late August 2010, Schifrin was sued by Deters alleging that Schifrin libeled him in an article in the satirical Whistleblower. The ACLU of Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 10.05.11

    ACLU Releases Protester Advisory in Anticipation of Planned “Occupy” Demonstrations in Ohio

    CLEVELAND – In anticipation of planned demonstrations around the state, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has released a protester advisory. This advisory gives basic information about the rights of protesters, the limitations of those rights, and what to do if these rights are violated. “Peaceful protests are an important and constitutionally protected right,” Read more…

    Free Speech
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