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Ohio Court: Eminent Domain for Private Pipelines Unconstitutional

Private ethane pipeline to Canada is not a “public use” or “public necessity,” as required by Ohio Constitution Ruling will protect property rights of Ohio farmers and other rural property owners Bowling Green, OH – An Ohio court ruled late yesterday that private pipeline companies cannot use eminent domain to forcibly seize Ohioans’ private property […]

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Taking of Ohioans’ Land for Private Pipeline Unconstitutional

15 families unite and move to dismiss corporation’s case attempting to take their land through eminent domain. Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today moved to dismiss 16 separate eminent domain cases filed in Bowling Green, Ohio by Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan, explaining that purely private pipeline corporations’ taking of land […]

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Federal Court: State Cannot Inspect Ohio Businesses Without a Warrant

Fourth Amendment prohibits state mandate to make business records, property, and inventory available to state agents “at all times” and “upon demand” Columbus, OH – A federal court late yesterday ruled that State Agencies violate the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches when they, without a warrant or any evidence of wrongdoing, investigate Ohio businesses […]

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Ohio Cities’ Pre-Sale Home Inspections Unconstitutional

Legal Center moves to protect Ohioans’ property rights from unlawful searches and fees statewide Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today moved in federal court to immediately enjoin Ohio cities, and the Cities of Bedford and Oakwood in particular, from enforcing “point of sale” and “presale” programs that require citizens to endure […]

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No, Ted Strickland, the Constitution Does Not Require a Supreme Court Confirmation Now

Senator Portman is Within His Right to Forestall Columbus, OH – Former Ohio Governor and current Ohio Senate Candidate Ted Strickland spoke inaccurately yesterday when insisting that the United States Constitution requires an immediate vote on an Obama Administration Supreme Court nominee. His repeated assertions that the Senate has a “constitutional obligation” to confirm an […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Donate to the 1851 Center . . . this Year!

This holiday season, as you’re besieged by end of the year fundraising emails, don’t overlook Ohio’s only charity that consistently defends your constitutional rights and limits government. Here are a few reasons to make room in your budget to contribute to liberty in Ohio before the end of the year: With our help, you really […]

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Should Public Officials Be Held Liable for Violating Ohioans’ Rights?

Court considers whether Secretary of State Jon Husted should be required to compensate Ohioans whose First Amendment rights he violated Cincinnati, OH – On Thursday, December 10, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on whether government officials must reimburse the victims of their unconstitutional conduct for the costs and expenses imposed by […]

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Court: Ohioans Have Right to Criticize the Performance of Public Officials

Maple Heights Mayor sued to silence local bloggers for “defamation” and “emotional distress,” and violated their right to free speech in doing so Columbus, OH – An Ohio Court late Friday dismissed the case of a Cleveland-area Mayor who sued a local family for “an amount in excess of $25,000” after they questioned his job […]

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Ohio School District Forced to Return $5.5 Million in Illegal Taxes to Taxpayers

Indian Hill Board of Education raised taxes without a vote, refused to refund money Cincinnati, OH – After a five-plus year legal battle concluded with an Ohio Court denying all of its objections, the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District Board of Education late yesterday finally conceded that it must return the $5.5 million that […]

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Ohio Court: Cities Cannot Immediately Seize Private Property When Not For Roads

Court’s ruling places important limits on “quick-take” eminent domain power Columbus, OH – An Ohio Court ruled late yesterday that the City of Perrysburg’s attempt to immediately seize the land of eleven local homeowners exceeds its power, given the Ohio Constitution’s protection of private property rights. The 1851 Center’s victory curtails the abuse of a […]

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