Blog of Rights

Positive Effects of Restorative Justice in Southeastern Michigan Schools

Imagine a better road where students, instead of getting suspended or expelled from school as disciplinary actions, are given a chance to heal. Such is the path of "restorative justice." The idea...

Democracy Watch: Flint Water Crisis Rages On

You know things are bad when the best defense you can conjure is incompetence. But that's exactly what Dan Wyant, director of Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), resorted to last...

Dan Korobkin: Birmingham Theater Should End Ban on Teens

The opening of Birmingham's ritzy, remodeled Emagine Palladium movie theater should be a moment of celebration. Unfortunately, it has been marred by a discriminatory policy that bans most teenagers...

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Due Process

Lansing Watchdog: The GOP War on Women Continues

October 26, 2015
In the past, when we talked about “reproductive rights” being under attack, one could reasonably infer that abortion rights were being undermined. These days, that inference has to be broadened to...

Michigan's Transgender Community Should Take the Lead in Equality

There is a famous story about President Franklin D. Roosevelt where in a policy meeting he purportedly said: "Alright Gentlemen, I agree with you, now make me do it." No one knows for certain if FDR...

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LGBT Rights

State Police Using Cellphone Spy Gear to Catch Criminals

State police in Michigan have been secretly using hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of cell site simulator equipment to locate and track cell phones since at least 2006, according to records...

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