Dublin's legal team is in talks with the American Civil Liberties Union after a letter from the group protested the city's parade policy.

Dublin's legal team is in talks with the American Civil Liberties Union after a letter from the group protested the city's parade policy.

Dublin this week received a letter from the ACLU, calling the city's parade policy "unconstitutional."

"I am referring to the police, which prohibits candidates for public office from campaigning, using the words, 'elect' or 'vote for,' and passing out literature or any printed material during the city's upcoming Fourth of July parade," wrote James Hardiman, legal director of the ACLU of Ohio. "It is my understanding that while sitting officials are permitted to display their names and currently held positions, non-incumbents are prohibited from identifying who they are and the offices to which they are seeking election."

Dublin spokeswomen Sandra Puskarcik said the policy was changed in 2008 because parades were getting too long.

The city's legal team is in talks with the ACLU regarding the matter, Puskarcik said.