Blog of Rights

Hope for Michigan Juveniles Condemned to Die Behind Bars

Matthew Bentley was 14 years old in 1997 when he broke into a house he thought was unoccupied. While rummaging for valuables, he was confronted by the owner. That's when Matthew shot and killed her...

ACLU Michigan Executive Director: Snyder Should Waive FOIA Exemption for 'Real Accountability' in Flint Water Crisis

UPDATE: DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has announced that he will step down on Feb. 29. DETROIT—Reacting to news reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has issued an emergency order...

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Voting 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...

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