Press Releases

  • 08.21.07

    ACLU Urges Congress to Hold White House in Contempt, Force Compliance on NSA Subpoenas

    WASHINGTON DC – The American Civil Liberties Union today asked Congress to hold the White House in contempt for disregarding the second deadline for compliance with Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenas seeking information on the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program.  The original subpoenas were issued June 27th, but the White House received an extension in Read more…

    National Security
  • 08.15.07

    Toledo Sidewalk Policy Curbs Free Speech

    Not Allowing Residents to Distribute Leaflets, Petitions Threatens Free Speech

    TOLEDO, OH—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to Toledo Chief of Police Michael Navarre and City Law Director John Madigan urging the police department and city to immediately cease enforcing any policy that restricts Toledo residents’ ability to distribute literature and petitions on the public sidewalk outside of Fifth Third Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 08.08.07

    Free Speech Chilled by Mason Officials

    Threats of Prosecution Intimidates Residents from Circulating Petition

    MASON, OH—Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to City of Mason Law Director Ken Schneider urging him and other local officials to stop threatening prosecution for residents who were planning to circulate a petition to recall several City Council members. Schneider and other officials contend that anyone who distributed or Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 07.25.07

    ACLU Applauds Ohio Supreme Court Decision Upholding Domestic Violence Protections

    COLUMBUS- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio welcomed today’s Ohio Supreme Court decision in Carswell v. Ohio, which upheld domestic violence protections for all Ohioans. The case resolved the question of whether Ohio’s anti-gay marriage amendment precludes non-married Ohioans from being prosecuted for domestic violence. Defense attorneys argued that the amendment’s ambiguous second sentence Read more…

    LGBT Rights
  • 07.11.07

    ACLU Opens Investigation into Proposed Sex-Segregated Schools

    CLEVELAND- Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio launched an investigation into a proposed initiative by the Cleveland Municipal School District to create five sex-segregated schools. The ACLU of Ohio sent a wide-ranging public records request to Dr. Eugene Sanders, Superintendent of the CMSD, asking for information on various issues, some of which included: Read more…

    Student Rights
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