Blog of Rights

#TBT: A Wonder in the Classroom

March 12, 2015
People with disabilities are too often treated as second class, shunned and segregated by physical barriers and social stereotypes. They are discriminated against in employment, schools, and housing...

Robbed by the Police: Civil Forfeiture Laws in Michigan

March 11, 2015
On May 31, 2008, approximately 130 members of the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit gathered for a monthly event featuring music and dancing. Shortly after 2 a.m. Detroit police officers,...

Guest Blog: Cell Phone Records Can Show Where You Sleep and Where You Pray

March 10, 2015
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has become the latest federal appeals court to consider the question of whether law enforcement needs a warrant before it obtains cell phone location data. We have...

#TBT: Equality for All: American Must Live Up to Its Purpose

March 05, 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...

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...