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ACLU of Michigan Urges EMU to End Expulsion Proceedings Against Black Students

ACLU of Michigan Urges EMU to End Expulsion Proceedings Against Black Students

2016-11-18 00:00:00

DETROIT--The ACLU of Michigan today sent a letter to Eastern Michigan University urging administrators to halt expulsion proceedings against four African-American students who organized a sit-in to protest racist graffiti being spray painted on campus buildings.

Letter: Detroit City Clerk, Stop Misleading Detroit Voters About Need to Bring Picture ID to the Polls

Letter: Detroit City Clerk, Stop Misleading Detroit Voters About Need to Bring Picture ID to the Polls

2016-11-07 00:00:00

The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey urging her to share correct information about Michigan's Voter ID law.

Letter to Detroit City Clerk: Stop Misleading Detroit Voters About Need to Bring Picture ID to the Polls 

Barry v. Lyon: Online Help Center For Disqualification Of Public Benefits

Barry v. Lyon: Online Help Center For Disqualification Of Public Benefits

2016-08-25 00:00:00

THE RULING AND ITS IMPLICATIONS

On August 25, 2016, the federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld  a January 2015 class action decision that required the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to stop denying food assistance to people in need based on a computer match with a list of people named on outstanding felony warrants. 

ACLU, NAACP LDF Sue Wayne County to End Racially Discriminatory Tax Foreclosures in Detroit

ACLU, NAACP LDF Sue Wayne County to End Racially Discriminatory Tax Foreclosures in Detroit

2016-07-13 00:00:00

DETROIT—The ACLU of Michigan, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and lawyers from Covington & Burling LLP today filed a class-action lawsuit against the Wayne County Treasurer, Wayne County and the City of Detroit to challenge illegal, racially discriminatory tax foreclosures that have pummeled African-American homeowners in recent years.

ACLU of Michigan ED Kary Moss Issues Statement on Dallas Shootings

ACLU of Michigan ED Kary Moss Issues Statement on Dallas Shootings

2016-07-08 00:00:00

Kary Moss, Executive Director of the ACLU of Michigan, issued the following statement today in the wake of the recent killings of Philandro Castile and Alton Sterling by police and the sniper attacks on Dallas police officers yesterday: The frightening violence that has unfolded the past few days in Minnesota and Louisiana underscores the urgent need to address police violence and bias in our criminal justice system.

ACLU of Louisiana Issues Statement on Alton Sterling

ACLU of Louisiana Issues Statement on Alton Sterling

2016-07-06 00:00:00

BATON ROUGE — Details surrounding the shooting last night of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, continue to emerge. In reaction, ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman issued the following statement:

“Alton Sterling was shot to death while he was on the ground and two police officers were on top of him. Sadly, Mr. Sterling is the 122nd Black person to be killed by U.S. law enforcement this year. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the city of Baton Rouge.

SCOTUS Grants Review of ACLU Disability Rights Case on Behalf Of Michigan Student

SCOTUS Grants Review of ACLU Disability Rights Case on Behalf Of Michigan Student

2016-06-27 00:00:00

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will hear the case of Ehlena Fry, a 12-year-old Jackson, Mich., girl with cerebral palsy who, at age 5, was banned from bringing her service dog to class. At the heart of the appeal is whether students in certain circumstances can bring claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act without first exhausting administrative processes under a separate law.

Federal Appeals Court Hears Tamesha Means' Case, Woman Denied Medical Care Over Hospital's Religious Directives

Federal Appeals Court Hears Tamesha Means' Case, Woman Denied Medical Care Over Hospital's Religious Directives

2016-06-17 00:00:00

CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court will today hear a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Tamesha Means, a pregnant woman who was denied emergency medical treatment for a miscarriage because the hospital was prohibited from providing appropriate care by religious directives written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The directives prohibit doctors working at Catholic hospitals from terminating a woman's pregnancy or providing information about abortion, even when the woman's health or life is at risk.

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DETROIT — Striking a major blow against unconstitutional “pay or stay” sentencing practices, the Macomb County Circuit Court entered a final order yesterday...
October 14, 2015 Genesys, LARA, religious exemptions
GRAND BLANC, Mich. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today filed a formal complaint with a state licensing agency after a Catholic hospital...
Kary Moss, ACLU of Michigan executive director, issued the following statement today after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced her decision to clear...
June 26, 2015 Freedom to Marry
Forty-five years after the American Civil Liberties Union filed the first-ever freedom-to-marry lawsuit in 1970, the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2015, struck...
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November 18, 2016 Eastern Michigan University, racism
DETROIT--The ACLU of Michigan today sent a letter to Eastern Michigan University urging administrators to halt expulsion proceedings against four African-...
The Ruling and Implications Key Forms & Documents THE RULING AND ITS IMPLICATIONS On August 25, 2016, the federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld  a...
DETROIT—The ACLU of Michigan, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and lawyers from Covington & Burling LLP today filed a class-action...
Kary Moss, Executive Director of the ACLU of Michigan, issued the following statement today in the wake of the recent killings of Philandro Castile and Alton...
BATON ROUGE — Details surrounding the shooting last night of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, continue to emerge. In reaction, ACLU of Louisiana...
WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will hear the case of Ehlena Fry, a 12-year-old Jackson, Mich., girl with cerebral palsy who, at...
CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court will today hear a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Tamesha Means, a pregnant woman who was...
Statement from Amy Hunter, ACLU of Michigan Transgender Advocacy Project Coordinator, on Anti-Transgender Legislation Introduced by State Rep. Jim Runestad:...
Kary Moss, Executive Director of the ACLU of Michigan, issued the following statement today about the kick-off of the Mackinac Policy Conference this week: As...
LANSING—In a severe blow to the illegal “pay-or-stay” sentencing practices being challenged by the ACLU of Michigan and other groups, the state Supreme Court...
Statement from Amy Hunter, Transgender Advocacy Coordinator, ACLU of Michigan, on Senator Tom Casperson’s Anti-Transgender Legislation Sen. Tom Casperson...
DETROIT—The ACLU of Michigan on Wednesday will urge a state appeals court to overturn the conviction of Benton Harbor civil-rights firebrand Rev. Edward...
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union and MergerWatch today released reports that reveal that one in six hospital beds in the United States is in a...
CHICAGO – Flint residents, an organization of pastors, and national advocacy groups--including the ACLU--are asking a federal court to order home water...
DETROIT — Striking a major blow against unconstitutional “pay or stay” sentencing practices, the Macomb County Circuit Court entered a final order yesterday...
DETROIT—As part of its ongoing look into the Flint water crisis, the ACLU of Michigan today released “Here’s To Flint,” a searing documentary that examines the...
DETROIT—More than 60 children's rights, public health, and immigrant advocacy organizations today sent a joint letter urging the Department of Homeland...
In a key victory for government transparency, a state appeals court this week ruled that Detroit Public Schools must disclose the number of student discipline...
December 02, 2015 pay-or-stay, debtors prisons
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is lauding a state Supreme Court proposal that could end unconstitutional "pay-or-stay" sentencing practices in...
DETROIT – Residents of Flint, together with the ACLU of Michigan and the Natural Resources Defense Council, today announced their intention to sue state and...
DETROIT—A federal judge today refused to dismiss an ACLU lawsuit challenging a state policy that makes it nearly impossible for transgender Michiganders to...
DETROIT—Lawyers from the ACLU and the ACLU of Michigan argued Wednesday against a Michigan Secretary of State policy that prevents many transgender men and...
FOR IMMEDIATE USE October 30, 2015   CONTACT: Darrell Dawsey, ACLU of Michigan, 313-578-6831; ddawsey@aclumich.org DETROIT—As part of the ACLU of Michigan’...
DETROIT—Citing concerns about both age discrimination and the stereotyping of teens, the ACLU of Michigan in a letter today urged the owner of the newly...
DETROIT – Citing potential constitutional violations, the ACLU of Michigan is urging Detroit Public Schools officials to rescind the mass school suspensions...
October 14, 2015 Genesys, LARA, religious exemptions
GRAND BLANC, Mich. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today filed a formal complaint with a state licensing agency after a Catholic hospital...
August 19, 2015
Concerned that indigent defendants in the Detroit suburb of Eastpointe are being tossed into “debtors’ prison” for their inability to pay court fees and fines...
In the wake of two recent attacks against transgender women in Detroit, the ACLU of Michigan is again calling on legislators to update state civil-rights...
June 26, 2015 Freedom to Marry
Forty-five years after the American Civil Liberties Union filed the first-ever freedom-to-marry lawsuit in 1970, the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2015, struck...
In a place that bills itself the Great Lakes State, you'd think people would understand and appreciate the universally critical importance of water. But the...
June 06, 2015 Curfew
Michael Reynolds is a 17-year-old Detroiter, a recent graduate of Detroit Loyola High School and an impending freshman at Western Michigan University. Later...
March 17, 2015 RFRA
It's getting closer to becoming another bad Michigan law: This Wednesday, March 18, the Michigan House will vote on legislation that would give adoption...
February 26, 2015 RFRA
As debate over "religious freedom restoration acts," or RFRAs, heat up around the country and here in Michigan, the threat of religion being used to...
February 24, 2015 RFRA
Update: Because of members and supporters like you, lawmakers have delayed voting on this discriminatory legislation. We'll keep you posted if this package of...
December 18, 2014 Kalamazoo
When you woke up this morning, did you check your horoscope? Ask your Magic 8 Ball a question? If you get some take out tonight, will you read your fortune...
July 08, 2014 Juggalo
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, along with the music duo Insane Clown Posse (ICP), appealed a federal judge’s order dismissing the Juggalos’...
June 23, 2014 Juggalo
This afternoon, we're in court where a federal judge will hear arguments in our lawsuit with the Insane Clown Posse. The lawsuit challenges the FBI’s erroneous...
January 23, 2009 United Way
Op-ed Appearing in the Ann Arbor News Do white supremacist groups have a right to bar Blacks and Jews from joining their organizations? Yes, because racism...
FLINT – In a letter today to the City of Flint Police Chief, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan warned that the Police Department’s enforcement of...
December 19, 2007 Religion
Over the years, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has been called many names, but nothing brings out the taunting more than the holiday season....
April 05, 2006 Flint
While the charges against the 93 drug-free young people arrested at a Flint nightclub have not yet been thrown out, the American Civil Liberties Union of...
March 08, 2002 Racial Profiling
As the nation tries to find the best ways to improve airport security, it is crucial that we resist grabbing onto strategies that only create a sense of false...
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