Open Government

State ex rel. ACLU of Ohio v. Cuyahoga County


In April 2010, the ACLU of Ohio filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court to require Cuyahoga County transition committees to comply with Sunshine Laws. The ACLU sent a public records request to the county for transition records, but the county claimed that the Sunshine Laws do not apply to the committees and refused to turn over those records. Read the press release announcing the suit.

On February 16, 2011, the Court ruled that the transition committees did not have to abide by state public records laws, and found they were private entities. Read the ACLU’s press release and the Court’s decision here.