American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio

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.

Ohio Public Radio

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

Ohio Public Radio

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

Ohio Public Radio

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. 

Ohio Public Radio

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.

Ohio Public Radio

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". 

Ohio Public Radio

As Kent State University faces a lawsuit from a gun rights group over what the group calls call "punitive" security charges for an on-campus rally, and Ohio State University beefs up security for an appeareance by the former head of a rightwing media outlet, state lawmakers took up a bill that backers say would protect all free speech at public universities.

The motorist convicted of causing the accident that killed an ACLU of Ohio employee last year in Columbus has been setenced to 17-and-a-half years in prison. 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is asking 69 Ohio municipalities to repeal bans on panhandling.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio voters this month approved an overhaul of the congressional redistricting process. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Attorney General's office says it's reviewing a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and Lambda Legal on behalf of four transgender people who want the genders on their birth certificates changed to properly reflect their identities. 


A federal judge has put on hold an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis. 

Ohio Public Radio

A lawsuit has been filed over a newly signed state law that bans abortion at the point a Down Syndrome diagnosis is made.

Arraignment is scheduled today for the Columbus man charged with causing a traffic crash last year that killed an ACLU of Ohio official.

A bill in the Ohio House attempts to reform the criminal justice system by basing bail on a person's risk to society rather than their financial situation. 

Associated Press

A federal judge has ended a lawsuit in which inmates and reporters challenged a ban on face-to-face media interviews with prisoners convicted for their roles in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot.

WCBE files

The Columbus School board last night took a step forward, appointing an interim superintendent.

Ohio Public Radio

As the Jewish community prepares to observe Yom Kippur, Ohio lawmakers are drawing attention to a resolution they say would attack anti-Semitism on college campuses.

A memorial service is scheduled this Friday for the woman killed in a weekend two-vehicle crash on North High Street near Arcadia Avenue.