Free Speech Press Releases

  • 11.14.18

    ACLU Of Ohio Urges Rejection of Ohio Version of Pipeline Protest Bill

    Broadly Worded Legislation Targets Protected Free Speech

    COLUMBUS- On Wednesday, November 14, at 10:30am the ACLU of Ohio will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose Substitute Senate Bill 250, legislation that will discourage peaceful demonstrations or the mere exercising of one’s First Amendment rights. The language of the legislation is very broad and could result in the criminalization of peaceful Read more…

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  • 10.18.18

    ACLU of Ohio Files Mandamus to Strike Ruling that Bans Homeless Encampments In Hamilton County

    CINCINNATI — The ACLU of Ohio filed suit this morning against a judge on the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, who issued an unlawful injunction in State ex rel. Deters v City of Cincinnati to ban homeless encampments in all of Hamilton County. The ACLU filed the mandamus action in the First District Court Read more…

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  • 08.28.18

    Campaign Calls for End to Unconstitutional Ban on Asking for Donations

    A coordinated effort amongst 18 organizations in 12 states targeting more than 240 similar outdated ordinances.

    CLEVELAND – Today the ACLU of Ohio in a letter nationally coordinated by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, urged 69 Ohio municipalities to repeal their bans on panhandling. Since the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert finding heightened protections for free speech, every case brought against panhandling ordinances—more Read more…

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