Press Releases

  • 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
  • 03.28.19

    ACLU of Ohio Joins Challenge to Summit County’s Panhandling Ordinance

    AKRON – Today, March 28, the ACLU of Ohio filed an amended complaint in a case challenging a Summit County ordinance, enacted in December of 2018, which criminalizes giving or receiving donations near roadways; a thinly disguised effort to effectively ban panhandling from much of the county. The ACLU argues that the ordinance unconstitutionally burdens Read more…

    Free Speech