Blog of Rights

It’s Time to Make Voting More Accessible and Secure in Michigan

April 17, 2018
Recently, I visited Alabama with the Faith and Politics Institute for Congressman John Lewis’ Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. We visited civil rights monuments in Birmingham and Montgomery,...

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Voting Rights

Remembering Dr. King

As the world pauses today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  it occurs to me that many were not around when it happened. He was killed in my...

From ICE raids to the State of the Union

By Britanny Hamama Tonight, my mom, Nahrain Hamama, is attending the State of the Union in Washington, DC, as a guest of U.S. Congressman Sander Levin. When my mom told me, I couldn’t believe it. I...

ICE Continues to Detain Hundreds of Iraqis Despite Lack of Evidence of Flight Risk or Danger

By: Monica Andrade, Skadden Fellow, and Bonsitu Kitaba-Gaviglio, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan “What did we do to deserve this?” “If they’re being deported, why are they still in detention?  And...

Open Letter to Juggalos: Gang Case Accomplished Many Goals

December 19, 2017
The ACLU of Michigan disagrees with the U.S. Court of Appeals decision yesterday dismissing our challenge to the FBI’s designation of Juggalos as a gang. Nonetheless, we are proud of what the case...

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Free Speech

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...

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