Blog of Rights

#TBT: Teens Win "Biking While Black" Case

December 18, 2014
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...

URGENT: Take Action to Oppose the “License to Discriminate” Bill Today

December 18, 2014
We just got word that the Senate may vote on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill before session ends today. Some legislators are getting desperate, which is why they’re expected to...

Misguided Hospital Policy Illustrates the Potential Dangers of State RFRA Bill

December 17, 2014
As the year comes to a close, the Michigan Legislature seems to have dutifully set itself to the task of passing as many harmful bills as possible. The recent push includes championing the Religious...

Academic Freedom and the Right to Remain Anonymous Online

December 11, 2014
We are the founders of, an online forum for scientific discussion of research scholarship. We and many of the users of our website are anonymous. That anonymity is important for free...

Guest Blog: Pregnant? Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine, and Catholic Hospitals

December 08, 2014
Regardless of whether you have been pregnant or not, chances are you can recite the long list of things to avoid in pregnancy: alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, deli meats, unpasteurized cheese, and the...

Religious Freedom is Fundamental, but Not an Excuse to Ignore Laws and Harm Others

December 04, 2014
Four religions were represented at my family’s Thanksgiving table last week. As I looked around the dining room, I was reminded that one of the things I’m most grateful for is that the Constitution...