Blog of Rights

Righting the Ship: What Can be Done to Keep Detroit Public Schools from Sinking Further?

March 04, 2015
After six years of state control, this much is beyond debate: Emergency management has neither fixed the finances of Detroit Public Schools nor provided even an adequate education to most Detroit...

Five Questions for... Fellow Eli Day

March 04, 2015
Ever wonder who’s behind the work here at the ACLU of Michigan? In our new blog series Five Questions, ACLU of Michigan staff will talk about the incredible day-to-day work defending civil liberties...

The Mayor Doesn't Like It: Standing Up for Religious Freedom

February 27, 2015
When injustice doesn’t impact us directly, it can be easy to say “what’s the harm? It’s not a big deal.” It’s a much different experience when you’re the one left out, facing discrimination, or...

Why Did This Doctor Refuse to Care for a Baby?

February 26, 2015
Moms Jami and Krista Contreras of Oak Park, MI brought their 6 day-old newborn into a Roseville pediatric practice for a wellness checkup. The couple was turned away. Why? They’re lesbians. After...

#ThrowbackThursday: The High Cost of Water

February 26, 2015
With a history of civil liberties stretching back almost a century, the ACLU has got plenty of amazing cases for #TBT. Every Thursday, we'll be sharing updates on cases pulled from our archives of...

Democracy Watch: Detroit Public Schools Six Years On

February 25, 2015
In a recent night when temperatures hovered near zero, Aliya Moore and her two school-aged daughters bundled up for the 20-minute drive from their home in northwest Detroit to the Frederick Douglass...