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Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration's Claim That Courts Have No Power to Review Deportation of Iraqis

Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration's Claim That Courts Have No Power to Review Deportation of Iraqis

2017-07-12 00:00:00

DETROIT – Last night, Judge Goldsmith ruled federal courts have jurisdiction to delay deportations of Iraqi nationals during a review of removal orders. 

“A huge sigh of relief was heard throughout the Iraqi-American community last night,” said Michael J. Steinberg, legal director of the ACLU of Michigan. “As the judge recognized, immediate deportation is the equivalent of a death sentence for some Iraqi nationals. The judge’s ruling will provide more time for Iraqi nationals to prove to immigration court judges that they would be persecuted, tortured or killed if sent to Iraq.”

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

NOTICE ABOUT FOOD LOST DUE TO POWER OUTAGES:  If you lost food purchased with back benefits you received from this lawsuit, you must file a claim with DHHS WITHIN 10 DAYS OF WHEN YOU LOST THE FOOD.  Write out a statement about what food you lost, when you lost it (which could be several days after the storm was over) and include the language: “I understand that there are penalties for intentional misrepresentation of facts, including but not limited to, a charge of penalty for a false claim.” Make sure to date your statement and make a copy of it before you take

Lansing Watchdog: Strange Bedfellows Becoming More Commonplace in Lansing

Lansing Watchdog: Strange Bedfellows Becoming More Commonplace in Lansing

2016-02-24 00:00:00

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – February 22, 2016

Working as a lobbyist for a principled, multi-issue, multi-disciplinary civil rights organization can be daunting at times; juggling the various issues and the cast of interested parties each fighting to advance our own policy position.  It’s definitely part of the excitement. My work is uniquely rewarding, though, when we can align with those interested parties with whom we are traditionally in opposition.

Accurate ID For Trans Community Is Step Toward Transition

Accurate ID For Trans Community Is Step Toward Transition

2015-11-19 00:00:00

Imagine waking up in the body of the opposite sex.

For some people this could be a fun exercise, a chance to trade places with your wife or husband and see the world through a new lens. But what if your gender—the ingrained qualities and characteristics that tells you from birth that you're meant to be male or female—leaves you shut out from this new world view?

Suddenly, pretending to be the opposite sex seems extremely difficult. And when you are a transgender person forced to live as the wrong gender every day, it can be torture.

Fighting Back Against Indefinite Detention

Fighting Back Against Indefinite Detention

2012-01-12 00:00:00

It is hard to believe that ten years after the first "enemy combatants" were brought to the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, our civil liberties are still under attack.

Though President Obama promised to close the detention center on his second day of office, we are still waiting for him to keep his promise. Our search for accountability for those who interrogated detainees through torture seems further away than ever.

Attorney Should Not Be Jailed For Asserting Client's Rights, ACLU, Ottawa County Bar Association and CDAM Tell Court in Brief

Attorney Should Not Be Jailed For Asserting Client's Rights, ACLU, Ottawa County Bar Association and CDAM Tell Court in Brief

2011-12-21 00:00:00

In a friend of the court brief submitted today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, along with the Ottawa County Bar Association and Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM), urged an Ottawa County court to dismiss contempt charges against an attorney who was jailed for asserting his client’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The groups’ friend of the court brief was submitted after the attorney’s legal team filed an appeal brief today.

Anti-Domestic Partner Benefits Bills are Illegal, Harmful to Economy, ACLU Testifies Before Senate Committee

Anti-Domestic Partner Benefits Bills are Illegal, Harmful to Economy, ACLU Testifies Before Senate Committee

2011-10-19 00:00:00

LANSING, Mich. – At a Senate committee hearing today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan testified against two bills, which, if successful, would prohibit public employers from providing domestic partner health benefits and forbid the discussion of partnership benefits during all collective bargaining.

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December 21, 2011 Due Process
In a friend of the court brief submitted today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, along with the Ottawa County Bar Association and Criminal...
October 19, 2011 Due Process
LANSING, Mich. – At a Senate committee hearing today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan testified against two bills, which, if successful, would...
October 11, 2011 Due Process
LANSING, Mich. - In honor of National Coming Out Day, local advocacy groups launched the “Don’t Change Yourself. Change the Law” campaign today to raise...
January 13, 2011 Due Process
Royal Oak, Mich. – In a letter today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan urged Royal Oak officials to stop enforcing an unconstitutional ordinance...
April 01, 2010 Due Process
Detroit – A bioterrorism charge against an HIV-positive man accused of biting his neighbor should be dropped, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan...
March 12, 2008 Due Process
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September 28, 2006 Due Process
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May 30, 2006 Due Process
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DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced that a settlement agreement has been reached between the South Lyon Community Schools and...
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