Civil Rights

‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected ahead of 2020 election

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from auto...

Judge and father make the case for criminal sentencing reform bill 

This is the hardest time of year for Charles “Chip” Jenkins. The holiday season makes him think of his son, Alex.  “I used to enjoy...

Senators reverse course on criminal reform bill amendment

ACLU of Ohio pledges support once again on SB 3  Members of the Judiciary Committee unanimously decided to strip an amendment from Senate Bill 3...

New Ohio law mandates harsher penalties for promoting prostitution

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed into law stricter penalties in Ohio for those convicted of promoting prostitution. Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Sens. Stephanie Kunze,...

Gun advocates argue for removal of ‘duty to retreat’ in Ohio

A third hearing on a bill to remove the duty to retreat from a self-defense law was eventful and testy at times on Wednesday...

Front license plates still needed in Ohio, police tell lawmakers 

Sgt. Richard Forney has a clear reason why he believes Ohio should require two license plates on vehicles: the presence of the front plate...

Bill on rape statutes addresses marital rape loophole

With bipartisan support on the issue of removing the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault in Ohio, legislators are hoping a bill...

Tax credit for donors to anti-abortion pregnancy centers moves toward full...

A bill giving a tax credit to donors for pregnancy centers who promote carrying a pregnancy to term was approved in the state House...

Study on unproven ‘abortion reversal’ drug halted due to risk to...

A study on an unproven “abortion reversal” treatment that relates to a senate bill currently sitting in the Ohio Legislature has ended because of...

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill,...
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