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7:32 am
Thu February 6, 2014

SUPCO Reminds Judges About Jailing Poor People Who Fail To Pay Fines

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

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12:24 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Groups Lining Up To Oppose Bill Limiting Ballot Access

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

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6:21 am
Fri September 13, 2013

State School Board President Backtracks From Remarks About Book

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.

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7:18 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

ACLU Backs Girl Denied Spot On Middle School Footbal Team

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.

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7:45 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

ACLU Calls On State To Stop Prison Brownouts

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.

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7:28 am
Thu July 18, 2013

ACLU Gives OHP Plate Scanners Good Review

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.

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12:38 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait

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.

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12:37 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Report: Muni Courts Jailing Poor People For Debts

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.

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6:41 am
Thu April 4, 2013

School District Removes Jesus Portrait

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.

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7:24 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait On School Board Agenda

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.

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6:17 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Jesus Portrait Sparks Controversy

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.

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