Entries by lanjohns

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Ohio Cities Cannot Gut Search Warrant Requirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2023 Ohio Cities Cannot Gut Search Warrant Requirement North Canton’s crusade for warrants to enter homes based solely on lack of consent from homeowners is unconstitutional. Stark County, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today moved to stop attempts by the City of North Canton to obtain boilerplate […]

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Ohio City Forced to Return $3.3 Million in Unconstitutional Fees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2022   Cincinnati charged “alarm fees” to homeowners and businesses protecting themselves with security alarms.   Cincinnati, OH – The Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas today ordered the City of Cincinnati to return the $3.3 million that it illegally assessed to home and business owners since creating “alarm user […]

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Milford Airbnb Ban Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2022   Ohio cities unlawfully trample property rights when they criminalize vacation rentals.   Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law this week moved to enjoin the City of Milford’s severe new restrictions targeting homeowners listing their homes on Airbnb and VRBO. The federal lawsuit is filed on […]

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Ohio Court: State Mask Mandates Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2021   In Ashland County, ”any further attempt to enforce mask restrictions will result in further restraint of any such attempt.” Ashland, OH – An Ohio Court late Wednesday cast doubt on the lawfulness of the state’s mask mandates, holding that the Governor and Department of Health lack authority to […]

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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. […]

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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 […]