* ACLU of Ohio Mentioned
- Prisoner and Reporter Talk about ACLU Lawsuit over Media Access to Lucasville Riot Inmates – Ideastream, 12/13*
- Redistricting reform needs to be a priority for the state’s constitutional modernization commission – Cleveland Plain Dealer, 12/14
- Ohio’s 2014 legislative calendar will be crammed with election-year politicking and backroom pleading – Cleveland.com,
- Nick Worner commentary: Legislature bent on making voting harder – Columbus Dispatch, 12/7
- Unclear how Ohio religious-freedom bill fits with church-state divide – Columbus Dispatch, 12/9
- Cellphone Companies Reveal How Often They Hand Your Data Over to Law Enforcement – Slate.com,
In 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed December 15 Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding document’s ratification in 1791. December 15 was to be, in Roosevelt’s words, “a day of mobilization for freedom and for human rights, a day of remembrance of the democratic and peaceful action by which these rights were gained, a day of reassessment of their present meaning and their living worth.”
Below is an excerpt from an Op/Ed that appeared in The Columbus Dispatch on 12/07/2013.
It’s no big secret that manipulating voting laws is a partisan blood sport in Ohio. The controversies of 2004 are the stuff of legend, and in 2012 we saw a voting bill so obviously partisan that the voters themselves organized a ballot referendum to strike it down.
- Gun-bill provision worries cities – Columbus Dispatch, 11/25
- Did Hamilton Co. prosecutor Joe Deters vote improperly? – Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/25
- Statue of Jesus sought near school that removed painting – Columbus Dispatch, 11/26
- Peter Lewis is praised at his funeral for his drive, creativity and generosity – Cleveland Plain Dealer, 11/27
- Toledo prison officer attacked by inmate identified – Toledo Blade, 11/27
- Constitution Party, Greens seek to join lawsuit challenging new rules for minor parties – Cleveland.com,