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NetChoice Files Motion Asking Court to Permanently Halt Unconstitutional Ohio Law That Fails Kids & Parents

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Today, NetChoice filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, asking the court to permanently enjoin the State’s unconstitutional Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act, which fails Ohioans and their kids online. A permanent injunction is a final decision by the district court to stop the government from ever enforcing an unconstitutional law. 

This is the next step in our lawsuit, NetChoice v. Yost, where we successfully obtained a preliminary injunction against the law in February. 

“Ohio’s law infringes on constitutional rights while failing to achieve the state’s objective of safeguarding children. It undermines the privacy and security of all Ohioans—regardless of age—and their constitutionally protected right to free speech,” said Chris Marchese, Director of the NetChoice Litigation Center. “We hope the court will grant our motion to strike down this law on the merits and ensure the complete protection of speech and privacy online.”

You can find NetChoice’s motion filed today here, the court’s ruling, granting our preliminary injunction, here, and case resources for NetChoice v. Yost here.

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