Blog of Rights

Lansing Watchdog: Zeroing In on the Failures of Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies in Schools

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – Week of September 19, 2016 The Michigan Legislature has only 15 scheduled session days for the 2015-16 legislative session, and they have a lot they should do. As...

Fixes to Flint Still Too Slow a Year After Tests Disproved State Claims About Water Safety

One year ago, on Sept. 15, 2015, a press conference was held on the lawn in front of Flint City Hall. Gathered before a small throng of reporters were members of Flint’s Coalition for Clean Water,...

Fancher: Colin Kaepernick Anthem Protest Recalls Recent Boycott by Young ACLU Client

Months before professional football player Colin Kaepernick registered his protest against police violence by refusing to stand for the national anthem, an African American Lincoln Park Middle School...

Glass Half Full? Finding Hope in the Face of Michigan's Assault on LGBT Equality

I’m a “glass half full” kind of guy, but it hasn’t been easy these past two months to feel optimistic about prospects for LGBT equality in Michigan. That’s because we’ve seen a sadly high number of...

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LGBT Rights

Kaplan: Michigan Supreme Court Fails LGBT Families...Again

The verdict is in, it seems: LGBT co-parents can have their kids unilaterally taken away from them by their former partner (the legal parent) - and the highest court in Michigan has essentially said...

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LGBT Rights

Fancher: Five Steps the Police Can Take to Reduce Racial Bias Toward Blacks

Recent tragic police-related shootings have demonstrated yet again that sudden, violent deaths at the hands of police can capture headlines and public attention. But out of sight and forgotten are...

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