American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio


The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a Columbus man who was arrested in 2019 for filming a Columbus police SWAT team serving a search warrant in his neighborhood.

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The Ohio House has passed along party lines a bill requiring aborted fetal remains to be buried or cremated. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

The bill, which has been under consideration for nearly two years, would require a woman having an abortion to fill out a form designating how to dispose of the fetal remains. If she doesn’t do that, it will be up to the abortion provider to decide whether to bury or cremate the remains and pay for it. The ACLU of Ohio’s Gary Daniels says the bill is unconstitutional.

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There were no widespread technical problems in Tuesday’s statewide vote.

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The process of matching a voter’s signature on a ballot or ballot application against the signature provided on a voter’s initial registration will continue for the November election.

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says the state could save as much as 264 million dollars a year by reducing the use of cash bail. 

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled a Columbus Police officer is protected by qualified immunity after pepper-spraying a protester in 2017. 

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Ohio’s Secretary of State over the way county elections boards handle signatures on ballots and ballot applications.

Voting-rights groups and Democrats have filed separate lawsuits in Ohio aimed at making voting easier this November amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Backers of a ballot proposal to modernize Ohio's election laws to make voting easier have suspended their campaign. 

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A Republican state senator has lost his job as an emergency room doctor after asking a racially insensitive question at a hearing on a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis.


Two advocacy groups are suing the state on behalf of four prison inmates, trying to secure the release of more than 15 thousand other inmates.

A package of proposed election law changes aimed at making voting easier in Ohio has been restored to a single ballot issue rather than being split into four questions.

Backers of a proposed ballot issue updating Ohio's voting laws have appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court, alleging the Ohio Ballot Board misinterpreted the state's single subject rule when it severed their proposal into four separate measures. 

Karen Kasler

The coalition pushing constitutional protections for voter rights is one step closer to circulating their petition for signatures.

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The Ohio Attorney General has certified summary language and validated one thousand petition signatures for a proposal to update the voter registration system. 

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Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost has rejected language for a potential ballot issue to expand voting rights.

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A group has filed a petition with state officials to propose placing a voting related constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot this fall.

An embattled abortion clinic, the only one in Dayton, has received a license from the state to perform surgical abortions.

A settlement in a 2016 lawsuit will allow eligible voters purged from Ohio's voter rolls for inactivity between 2011 and 2019 to cast a provisional ballot in elections through 2022. 

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The refusal of pharmaceutical companies to sell the state lethal injection drugs has capital punishment at a virtual standstill. 

A federal judge in Cincinnati has temporarily blocked Ohio's so-called "Heart Beat Bill" which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

he group that sued over Ohio’s Congressional district map says there’s still time to draw a new one for next year's election if lawmakers are ordered to do that, even though the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday delayed a lower court’s order to do so by June 14.

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay that says Ohio and Michigan do not have to draw up new Congressional district maps until after two rulings expected next month. 

Sam Aberle

Supporters of legal abortion rallied in state capitals throughout the nation earlier today, including at the Ohio Statehouse.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let congressional redistricting procedures proceed. 

Sam Aberle

More than a month after Governor Mike DeWine signed one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country, a lawsuit has been filed in federal court to stop it from taking effect in July.

Republicans say they will appeal a federal ruling that orders Ohio to draw a new congressional map for the 2020 elections. 


Ohio’s newest law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected is supposed to go into effect in three months.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is again pushing for criminal justice reform with a new report on what it calls the "Statehouse to prison pipeline".