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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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With the school year starting and many controversial issues on the left and the right to discuss, debate and protest, people have been talking about free speech on college campuses.

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There are important "do's" and "don't's" to protesting, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, which is  holding a workshop in Columbus to teach people how to demonstrate within their constitutional rights.

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The Justice Department has reversed itself and filed a brief supporting an Ohio voter roll purging case before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Columbus Police and the city, alleging officers used excessive force on demonstrators protesting President Trump’s travel ban on January 30th outside of the Statehouse.

Over the weekend a Columbus City Schools official said termination was in the works for an employee who posted hateful comments against LGBTQ people and the city's Pride Festival on his Facebook page.


A group of juvenile justices advocates is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to require kids charged with certain crimes speak with an attorney before they're asked if they wish to waive representation.

Washington Court House Police Chief Brian Hottinger says the goal of criminally charging drug users revived with naloxone is to help those addicts.

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Groups hoping to reform criminal sentencing laws accuse legislators of being over-reliant on bills that create new penalties and extend sentences.

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A written order from a federal judge seeks to prevent Donald Trump's presidential campaign and others from taking part in certain activity that could intimidate voters. 


Columbus police and the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter have reached an agreement on rules for use of body cameras, which is slated to begin at the end of the year.

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the process Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is using to remove voters from the rolls is illegal.


The Cleveland Board of Control has approved the deal with the ACLU relaxing city rules on protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention,  after a federal judge last week determined the previous rules violated the right of free expression.


A federal judge says Cleveland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio on Friday reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city's rules governing protests and marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention.


A federal judge has ruled the City of Cleveland's regulations governing protests and marches during next month's Republican National Convention infringe on free expression.


Columbus City Council last night approved an ordinance creating a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, with the penalty for violators being a first-degree misdemeanor.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is siding with abortion protesters over the proposed creation of 15-foot buffer zones around Columbus clinics.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is suing the city of Cleveland over its rules governing protestors during the Republican National Convention, saying they  violate free speech rights.

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The ACLU of Ohio and the Ohio Justice and Policy Center have released a report detailing recommendations for criminal justice reform.

Ohio’s primary is next Tuesday, and both parties are targeting voters here.

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A new study shows inmates in Ohio’s local jails often rack up thousands of dollars in fees, making it harder for them to become productive citizens once they are freed.

Issue 2 on the November ballot is often associated with how it will impact the ballot issue to legalize marijuana.

Policy groups on the right and left say Ohio lawmakers are undermining attempts to reduce the state's prison population by continuing to introduce tough-on-crime bills that put more people behind bars.

The procedure used by the government to take and keep someone’s property in a criminal case is being challenged by both conservative and progressive advocates. 

A bipartisan coalition including Americans for Tax Reform and the American Civil Liberties Union has launched a new effort to reduce Ohio's prison population and find alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders.

A federal judge says ballot access limits imposed last year on minor parties in Ohio do not violate the U.S. Constitution.