Entries by lanjohns

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Ohio Court: Cities Can’t Charge “Fees” for Calling Police or Home Defense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2021   Cincinnati tax on those using home security alarms, whether they call the police or not, violates Due Process, is unconstitutional.   Cincinnati, OH – An Ohio Appellate Court this week ruled unconstitutional a City of Cincinnati ordinance forbidding use of home security alarms by residents unless they first […]

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Ohio’s Pandemic Reform Bill: Good and Bad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2021   Ohio General Assembly adopted key 1851 Center recommendations, but other than leveling legal playing field, leaves Governor and ODH unchecked   Columbus, OH – In overriding the Ohio Governor’s veto and enacting Senate Bill 22, the Ohio General Assembly codified several 1851 Center recommendations that will benefit Ohioans. […]


One Year Later, Department of Health – When Under Oath – Still Cannot Justify “Director’s Stay at Home Orders”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2021   Top Ten Takeaways from Government Discovery Responses Columbus, OH – Recent discovery responses provided by the Ohio Department of Health suggest that even after a full year, the Department remains unable to provide evidence justifying its “Stay at Home Orders.” On March 22, 2020, the Ohio Department of […]

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Akron Federal Court: CDC Eviction Ban Unlawful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2021   Centers for Disease Control has no authority to administratively criminalize removal of tenants who refuse to pay Akron, OH – A federal court on Wednesday determined that the Centers for Disease Control exceeded its limited statutory authority in issuing an order halting residential evictions across the nation. The […]


Ohio Court: Health Departments Cannot Suspend Licenses Over Masks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2020 Ashland County Restaurant is protected by Ohio Constitution’s limits on arbitrary administrative action Ashland, OH – In the first attempt within Ohio to suspend a business license for an alleged mask violation, an Ohio Court of Common Pleas Thursday enjoined its county health department from suspending local restaurants’ food […]

Health Departments Cannot Suspend Licenses Over Masks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2020 Ohio Restaurants are protected by Ohio Constitution’s limit on arbitrary administrative enactments. Ashland, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today, on behalf of an Ohio restaurant shut down by its local health department over its cook not wearing a mask, moved to immediately enjoin the department’s ongoing […]


Ohio Daycares Sue to End Unlawful Pandemic Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2020 Ohio Dept. of Health has no Constitutional Authority to Overrule State Legislation Protecting Parents, Children, and Daycares Mason, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today filed suit on behalf of 40 daycare centers across Ohio to enjoin the Ohio Department of Health from continuing to enforce its […]


Ohio Court: Forced Closure of Gyms Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2020 Ohio Court: Forced Closure of Gyms Unconstitutional Health Department has no authority to close all business or create its own penalties Painesville, OH – An Ohio Court of Common Pleas Wednesday morning enjoined the Ohio Governor and Director of the Department of Health from “imposing or enforcing penalties solely […]