Blog of Rights

Roe v. Wade Decision's Promise of Abortion Rights in Jeopardy in Michigan

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the landmark Supreme Court decision that guarantees all women a constitutional right to an abortion in the United States. Yet for many reproductive...

Campaign to #TakeCTRL of Online Privacy in Michigan, Nationwide

January 21, 2016
What do Pennsylvania high school student Blake Robbins, Mississippi middle school student Richard Wade, Maryland Division of Corrections Officer Robert Collins, and Kim Kardashian-West all have in...

Lansing Watchdog: State Legislators Join Multi-State Privacy Effort

Michigan lawmakers will return to the Capitol this week seeking to make the second and final year of this 98th legislature one in which both they and their parties can claim political victory. ...

Using FOIA Law in Detroit Education Reform

Information is the currency of democracy.  First spoken by President Thomas Jefferson in the 19th Century, those words will forever resonate with me because of their importance to preserving justice...

Ending Police Violence Against African-Americans Means Embracing Black Humanity

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. detested violence. Nevertheless, during the month when we commemorate his birth, we must face the fact that black males between the ages of 15 and 34 were the victims of...

An ACLU Lawyer’s Appeal for a Renewed Commitment to Social Justice

Throughout 2015, black students across the country were forced to face down racial hostility and violence on college campuses that seemed drawn straight from the Jim Crow era.  In addition, a leading...

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