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NetChoice Temporary Halt Granted in Ohio, Preliminary Injunction Hearing Scheduled on Feb. 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Yesterday, a U.S. District Court granted NetChoice’s request to hold Ohio’s Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act from going into effect on January 15, 2024, while we petition the Court for a formal preliminary injunction against the law. 

“NetChoice is glad the Court decided to halt this unconstitutional law while our case for a preliminary injunction is heard,” said Chris Marchese, Director of the NetChoice Litigation Center. “We look forward to making our case to the Court and ensuring that Ohioans’ First Amendment rights, privacy, and security online are protected.”

Our lawsuit, NetChoice v. Yost, was filed last week. If allowed to go into effect, this law violates constitutional rights and rips away a parent’s authority to care for their child as they find appropriate—all while violating the safety and security of ALL Ohioans, especially kids and teens. 

You can read the full opinion from U.S. District Court Chief Judge Algenon L. Marbley here and resources for NetChoice v. Yost here.

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