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SNYDER V. DOES: Frequently Asked Questions

In 2006 and 2011, the Michigan state legislature expanded the Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) originally passed in 1994, creating harsher measures that imposed geographic exclusion zones barring...

Basic Facts About Michigan's Sex Offender Registry

In 2006 and 2011, the state legislature expanded the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), originally passed in 1994, creating harsher measures for registrants. The amendments retroactively made most...

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Free Speech

ACLU of Michigan 2017 Board Election Ballot

August 21, 2017
ACLU of Michigan 2017 Board Election Nominee Biographies The nominees to the Board all share a strong commitment to the mission of the ACLU and the qualities needed to serve as trustees of our...

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Free Speech

If President Trump’s Tweets Become Military Policy, the ACLU Will See Him in Court

Some days, I hardly recognize my government and the way it is supposed to comport to the principles of democracy and constitutional fairness. This week we had the Senate majority doggedly pushing for...

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LGBT Rights

Blog: Independence Day Parade Reflects the Many Faces of Democracy

By Kelly Ehrenreich Sixty ACLU members, volunteers and staff represented the ACLU of Michigan in the Ann Arbor Independence Day parade earlier this week. Marching through streets lined with rows of...

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Free Speech

Chained No More, Told Too Late: The Story of Juneteenth

Regardless of your ethnicity, you have ancestors who were living somewhere in the world on the historic day of June 19, 1865.  For the black residents of Galveston, Texas, however, the day was like...

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