Blog of Rights

When Hatred Is Just Around the Corner

Escaping civil war in Lebanon, my family landed in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1986. Like many immigrants, my parents still speak of Lebanon with the same familiarity they did in the weeks after my aunt...

Lansing Watchdog: Navigating the Lobbyist Road Map

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – April 7, 2016 With the state legislature on a two-week spring break, it’s an opportune time to talk about other avenues of lobbying around which the ACLU of Michigan...

Bi-Partisan FOIA Reform Bills Bring Seasonal Optimism to Lansing

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – March 25, 2016 A good thing happened in Lansing last week just in time for spring, ushering in the new season with an air of political optimism, and giving us a...

Lansing Watchdog: Marching Toward Smart Justice

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – March 7, 2016 Google "mass incarceration" and you get seemingly countless hits. Our massive prison population is the issue occupying the focus of state legislatures...

Authentic Progress in Michigan Means Embracing an Unaccepted--But Vital--Racial Justice Challenge

Individuals who contribute to racial inequities and discrimination are not always motivated by purposeful racial hostility. The ACLU of Michigan routinely urges police and school administrators to...

Supreme Court Case Would Decide Abortion Path for Women

March 02, 2016
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the case Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt—the greatest challenge to abortion rights before the high court in more than 20 years. What’s...

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