Blog of Rights

In Defense of Public Education

Michigan Public Education is being eroded – through the advancement of for-profit charter schools, by way of threats of school closures, and now with the diversion of public school funding to private...

Kaplan: Title IX and Trans Students in the Trump Era

Shameful. Political pandering. Heartless. Cowardly. A terrible message to send to some of our most vulnerable youth. All of these are appropriate responses to the Trump Administration’s recent...

The Controversy Behind Michigan's Emergency Manager Law and Its Role in the Flint Water Crisis

Michigan’s emergency manager law is once again being fingered as a primary culprit in the lead poisoning of Flint’s water supply. First, it was a gubernatorial task force. Then a bi-partisan...

Anti-cop Speech is Not a Crime. It’s Protected by the First Amendment

Freedom of speech is being threated this week by a criminal prosecution brought by the State of Michigan against Nheru Littleton, a Detroit man being charged with making a “terroristic threat” for...

A look back: 2017 ACLU of Michigan Lawyers Summit

February 07, 2017
Recently the ACLU of Michigan brought together more than 400 lawyers and law students to tackle the monumental—and growing—task of defending civil liberties in the age of Trump. Held at the...

Mass Mobilization and Tools of Change

Because enslaved Africans were known to attack their masters, burn plantation crops, destroy farm equipment and organize insurrections, laws governing their conduct called “slave codes” placed severe...

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