Press Releases

  • 05.20.09

    ACLU of Ohio Names Susan Becker President of Board of Directors

    Becker Brings Extensive Knowledge of Law, Public Policy, and Non-Profit Leadership Experience

    CLEVELAND- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is pleased to announce that Susan J. Becker has been named president of the Board of Directors. Becker is a law professor at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and has been integral in coordinating high-profile litigation involving sexual orientation discrimination. She has served on the Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
  • 04.30.09

    Federal Court to Hear Argument in KindHearts Case Tomorrow

    ACLU Challenges Government Ability to Freeze Charity's Assets and Designate It as a Terrorist Without Due Process

    TOLEDO- An Ohio federal court will hear arguments tomorrow, May 1 in Toledo in a case challenging the government’s authority to freeze an Ohio-based charity’s assets and designate it as a terrorist without due process. The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Ohio and several civil rights lawyers brought the lawsuit on behalf of Read more…

    National Security
  • 04.22.09

    ACLU Calls on School to Treat All Students Equally

    Administrators' Decision to Bar Same-Sex Couples from Prom is Unfair

    LOUISVILLE, OH- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter yesterday to Steve Milano, principal of Louisville High School urging him to allow same-sex couples to attend prom on April 24, 2009. The ACLU received a complaint that a student was denied permission to bring a same-sex date to prom. The request was Read more…

    LGBT Rights, Student Rights
  • 04.20.09

    Critical Student Strip Search Case to Be Presented at U.S. Supreme Court

    Arizona Case Underscores Work by ACLU in Two Ohio Schools

    CLEVELAND- The American Civil Liberties Union will go before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to represent an Arizona teen who was strip searched because school officials believed she violated the school’s drug policy by bringing ibuprofen into the building. No drugs were found on then-eighth grader Savanna Redding, but she was so humiliated that she Read more…

    Privacy, Student Rights
  • 04.16.09

    ACLU Urges Toledo Schools to Better Protect Student Privacy

    Military Recruiting, Use of Social Security Numbers Troubling

    TOLEDO- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter yesterday to members of the Toledo Public School Board calling on them to take action to protect the privacy of students. In the letter, the ACLU pointed out that the board’s current procedures of notifying parents and students of their right to opt out Read more…

    Privacy, Student Rights
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