Blog of Rights

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...

ISSUES

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...

Death in a Debtors' Prison

David Stojcevski died, gasping for breath, naked on the cement floor of his cell at the Macomb County Jail, while his jailors watched the life ebb out of him.  24-hour camera surveillance captured Mr...

ACLU to Supreme Court: Fulfill the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Update: The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear Ehlena Fry's case. Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights...

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