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ACLU, Others Sue Over Ohio’s Early Voting Rules

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The American Civil Liberties Union and others sue Ohio's elections chief over voting limits.
2:41PM
May 1, 2014

Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Ohio’s elections chief over limits on when voters can cast an early ballot in the perennial battleground state.

Ruling Clears Upper Arlington In Discrimination Claim

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Tree of Life Christian Schools has been trying since 2009 to consolidate its schools in an office complex in Upper Arlington.
9:05AM
April
30, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that Upper Arlington didn’t discriminate in blocking a Christian school that is trying to move to a large office complex in the city.

Columbus Officers Deny Wrongdoing In Excessive Force Lawsuit

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In the lawsuit, 21-year-old Joseph Hines of Jackson, Mich., accuses officers of a "brutal, unjustified physical attack" that led to a three-day hospitalization and permanent scars.
8:25AM
December 19, 2013

Columbus police officers accused of using excessive force on an Ohio State University student admit punching the young man up to seven times, spraying mace in his face, and hog-tying him, but say they did nothing wrong.

Judge Won’t Stop Condemned Ohio Killer’s Execution

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A federal judge has refused to delay the scheduled execution of Ohio death row inmate Ronald Phillips.
1:21PM
November 7, 2013

A federal judge has declined to block a child killer’s upcoming execution at the request of lawyers suing over Ohio’s new process for carrying out capital punishment.

Activists, Lawmakers Bring Promised Lawsuit Over Medicaid

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The lawsuit filed Tuesday with the Ohio Supreme Court by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law argues the board violated the Legislature's intent by approving the expansion dollars.
8:15AM
October 23, 2013

Anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against the state over a move to fund an expansion of the Medicaid health program.

Court Favors Abercrombie In Okla. Suit Over Hijab

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A federal appeals court in Oklahoma dismissed a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch filed by a woman who claimed she was denied a job because she wore a hijab or headscarf during her interview.
2:28PM
October 2, 2013

A federal appeals court has dismissed claims by an Oklahoma woman who says she wasn’t hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because her headscarf conflicted with the retailer’s dress code, which has since been changed.

Ohio Man Claims Casino Caused Robbery Of $35,000

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11:39AM
July
25, 2013

A man who was robbed of more than $35,000 in gambling winnings is suing the Columbus casino where he won the money, arguing a cashier should have issued him a check instead of cash.

Ohio Town Latest Focus Of Religion Legal Debate

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The Jackson City School Board says a depiction of Jesus hanging in the middle school will stay despite a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union claiming the picture is unconstitutional.
12:11PM
February 13, 2013

A small southern Ohio city in the mostly rural Appalachia region suddenly finds itself as the latest battleground in a national legal debate over what displays of religion are constitutional or not.

Franklin County Settles Another Four Taser Complaints

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The Ohio Legal Rights Service, a state agency that claimed deputies were violating the constitutional rights of prisoners, filed the suit in 2010.
10:27AM
October
4, 2012

The settlements were tied to a federal class-action lawsuit that accuses Franklin County jailers of using excessive force with stun guns.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over CAT Tax On Gas Sales

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Beaver Excavating Company filed the suit, claiming taxes on gasoline can only go to road and bridge repair.
7:23AM
July
12, 2012

The suit heard by the Ohio Supreme Court was brought by excavators, truckers, builders and contractors. They argue taxes on gasoline can only go to road and bridge repair.