American Civil Liberties Union

There's no dispute on whether Jesus Mesa Jr. killed 15-year-old Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca.

He did. And there's a video of it.

In 2010 Mesa, an on-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent who was at the border in El Paso, Texas, shot Hernández at least twice — once in the face. At the time, the boy, a Mexican national, was on the southern side of the border in Ciudad Juarez.

The City of Columbus has stopped enforcing its panhandling ordinance after similar laws were successfully challenged under a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an Arizona case about church signs.

The Ohio Supreme Court is reminding judges conditions are limited under which they may jail an offender for failure to pay fines.

The American Civil Liberties Union says it is joining third parties in Ohio in opposing a bill that sets new hurdles to ballot access.

Ohio School Board president Debe Terhar says her characterization of Ohio native Toni Morrison's Book "The Bluest Eye" as "pornographic" was a personal opinion not a board position.

The ACLU has weighed in on behalf of a Central Ohio girl who has been refused a place on her middle school's football team because of her gender.

ACLU Calls On State To Stop Prison Brownouts

Jul 18, 2013

The state says it's scaling back the number of prisons participating in a program that generates money in return for big electricity users agreeing to reduce power during periods of high usage.

An American Civil Liberties Union report on police departments' increased use of license-plate scanning notes the policy of the State Highway Patrol is more protective of privacy than some others.

Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait

Jul 12, 2013

A tentative settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit challenging the decades-long display of a portrait of Jesus at a high school in Jackson.

Report: Muni Courts Jailing Poor People For Debts

Apr 4, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says several municipal courts are illegally and unconstitutionally jailing people because they're too poor to pay court-imposed debts.

School District Removes Jesus Portrait

Apr 4, 2013

The Jackson City School district has taken down a portrait of Jesus because of concerns about the costs of defending the district against a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait On School Board Agenda

Feb 12, 2013

The Jackson City School Board plans to decide tonight how to respond to a federal lawsuit seeking removal of a portrait of Jesus from its middle school.

Jesus Portrait Sparks Controversy

Feb 8, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation are asking a federal judge to order the removal of a portrait of Jesus from the entranceway at Jackson Middle School.