September 20, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Michigan today filed a lawsuit in district court challenging Michigan’s practice of permitting state-contracted child placement agencies to reject qualified same-sex couples based on the agencies’...
ACLU, NAACP and Other Groups Offer Expertise to Assist Schools in Moving from “Zero Tolerance” Policies to “Rethink Discipline”August 15, 2017
In the wake of recent laws dramatically reworking Michigan’s previously harsh “zero tolerance” student discipline policies, a group of eight organizations is reaching out to state schools to assist them in implementing new practices.
July 24, 2017
A federal court has again blocked the deportation of Iraqi nationals in the U.S. who could face persecution, torture, and death if returned to Iraq.
Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration's Claim That Courts Have No Power to Review Deportation of IraqisJuly 12, 2017
DETROIT – Last night, Judge Goldsmith ruled federal courts have jurisdiction to delay deportations of Iraqi nationals during a review of removal orders.
“A huge sigh of relief was heard throughout the Iraqi-American community last night...
ACLU Commends Grand Rapids Police Decision to End Trespass Policy That Led to Disproportionate Arrest of African-AmericansJune 29, 2017
The ACLU is hailing a recent decision by the Grand Rapids Police Department to end a policy that permitted police officers to arrest innocent people for trespassing at local businesses during operating hours—even when business owners didn’t ask...