Press Releases

  • 05.03.19

    Federal Court Strikes Down Ohio Gerrymandering in ACLU Ohio Lawsuit

    CINCINNATI — A federal court today struck down Ohio’s current congressional map, finding it was derived from unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. The court ordered a new map be drawn before the 2020 election.The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Ohio, and law firm Covington and Burling successfully challenged the map. At trial in March, the groups Read more…

    Voting Rights
  • 04.16.19

    Mary Paxton Joins ACLU of Ohio as Director of Development

    CLEVELAND – The ACLU of Ohio welcomes Mary A. Paxton as its new Director of Development. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in director-level roles with several Cleveland-based non-profits including New Directions, United Church of Christ, Salvation Army, Villa Angela—St. Joseph High School, E CITY, and the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. Paxton has Read more…

    General Civil Liberties
  • 04.15.19

    Profiteering and Misconduct in Ohio’s Mayor’s Courts

    ACLU of Ohio Publishes New Groundbreaking Report

    COLUMBUS—A new ACLU of Ohio report, issued today, finds that a substantial proportion of Ohio’s nearly 300 mayor’s courts operate in ways that suggest they prioritize money over justice. The report, Off The Record: Profiteering and Misconduct in Ohio’s Mayor’s Courts, illustrates that many of these courts subvert justice, generate revenue, lack accountability, and have Read more…

    Criminal Justice
  • 04.11.19

    ACLU of Ohio to Challenge Total Abortion Ban

    Similar Versions of Blatantly Unconstitutional Legislation Stand 0-4 in Federal Court

    COLUMBUS- The ACLU of Ohio announced today that it will file a lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 23, legislation that would ban all abortions in the State of Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine is expected to sign the bills in the coming days. The named plaintiff in the lawsuit will be Northeast Ohio based abortion care provider, Read more…

    Reproductive Freedom
  • 04.02.19

    C. Raphael Davis-Williams Joins ACLU of Ohio as its First Director of Equity and Inclusion

    COLUMBUS –The ACLU of Ohio welcomes C. Raphael Davis-Williams as its new Director of Equity and Inclusion. A graduate of OSU’s Moritz College of Law, Davis-Williams has been a civil rights attorney in Columbus, Ohio, for nearly a decade, focusing on employment law, fair housing, and police misconduct. A former television news reporter in Texas, Read more…

    General Civil Liberties