Ohio Citizen Action

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in ‘Ohio Citizen Action v. Englewood’

Professor Dan Kobil

CINCINNATI — A three-judge panel at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati conducted a hearing on June 9, 2011, in Ohio Citizen Action’s First Amendment Litigation against the city of Englewood, Ohio.  Ohio Citizen Action originally filed the case, which challenges Englewood’s restrictions on door-to-door canvassing,  in federal court in Montgomery County in April 2005.  Judge Walter Rice ruled on the case in February 2010, striking down a portion of the city’s ordinance requiring registration and upholding a 6 p.m. curfew on all door-to-door distribution of literature or communication of ideas.

The judges on the Sixth Circuit panel included Presiding Judge Helene White, Judge Avern Cohn, and Judge Jane Stranch.  Professor Daniel Kobil of Capital University Law School argued on behalf of Ohio Citizen Action, and Lynette Dinkler of Dinkler Pregon argued on behalf of the City of Englewood.

Sandy Buchanan, Executive Director, Ohio Citizen Action

Listen to the hearing