COLUMBUS – Tomorrow, October 31, at 11:00am the House Criminal Justice Committee will hold a 4th hearing on Senate Bill 55, legislation that will increase penalties for drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of a treatment center. This bill reinforces the extremely flawed “Statehouse to Prison Pipeline” and bolsters the failed policies of the War on Read more…
Last Abortion Provider in Dayton, Ohio Area Seeks Emergency Court Order to Block Abortion Clinic Regulations
DAYTON, Ohio — The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Ohio, and attorney Jennifer Branch sought an emergency court order today on behalf of Women’s Med Center, the last clinic in the Dayton area. The motion seeks to block a restriction that has forced the clinic to stop providing surgical abortions. The law requires Read more…
Justice Advocates Discover Rates of Youth Sent to Adult Court in Cuyahoga County Have Nearly Doubled Since 2016
CLEVELAND – A Factsheet by the Children’s Law Center, the Juvenile Justice Coalition, and the ACLU of Ohio shows that since 2016, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office has sent nearly twice as many children and cases to adult court compared to the previous five years. In 2016, 49 kids and 76 cases were sent to Read more…
CINCINNATI — today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction against an unconstitutional abortion ban. The law criminalizes abortion when one of the woman’s reasons for the abortion is a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. This ruling follows oral arguments which occurred on January 30th, 2019 before a federal three-judge panel comprised Read more…
U.S. District Court denies Ohio’s Motion to Dismiss lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Ohio and Lambda Legal on behalf of transgender Ohioans denied accurate birth certificates by the state.
Columbus – A U.S. District Court judge today ruled that the lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Ohio, the ACLU, and Lambda Legal on behalf of four transgender plaintiffs seeking accurate birth certificates can proceed. The court denied the state’s motion to have the lawsuit dismissed, thereby ensuring the four transgender plaintiffs in the case Read more…