Blog of Rights

The Struggle to Live as a Transgender Woman in Michigan

Being a transgender woman in society today is a difficult road to navigate. As gains are made in recognition of the huge degree of discrimination we face as a community, a huge backlash is also...

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LGBT Rights

Lansing Watchdog: Bipartisanship Drives Criminal-Justice Reform

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – November 2, 2015 Bipartisanship is flourishing lately. Not so much among our elected officials – unsurprising given that legislative transformation traditionally lags...

Love v. Johnson Marks ACLU of Michigan's Fight Against Discriminatory State ID Policy

Today at 2 p.m., this Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015, I'll be sitting in federal Judge Nancy Edmond's court—room 858, located at 231 W. Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Detroit—watching the ACLU of Michigan, in...

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LGBT Rights

Why Eastpointe, Michigan, Looks So Much Like Ferguson, Missouri

November 02, 2015
The ACLU of Michigan has been working to abolish modern-day debtors’ prisons for the past seven years. As part of this work, I have observed courts and represented clients throughout the state, from...

Spring Valley Arrest Case for Reform in Michigan Public Schools

As another example of excessive police force against a student hits the headlines, it makes me wonder when the outrage over such treatment of children will compel our policy makers to say “enough...

Positive Effects of Restorative Justice in Southeastern Michigan Schools

Imagine a better road where students, instead of getting suspended or expelled from school as disciplinary actions, are given a chance to heal. Such is the path of "restorative justice." The idea...

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