A Cuyahoga County judge will no longer force defendants to choose between going to the polls or going to jail.
Common Pleas Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams had been placing the unusual probation requirement on most defendants since about 2015.
Shortly after she began requiring defendants to register and vote, the ACLU of Ohio wrote the judge, asking her to discontinue the practice based on their belief that it violated a person’s First Amendment rights.
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