The ACLU of Michigan files lawsuits that impact people’s rights by setting a legal precedent, or affecting the policies and actions of public officials. Our current Fall 2019 Legal Docket details our legal cases and actions taken in 2018 - 2019. You may also view our past legal dockets here.

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Knock and Talk

When the police don’t have enough evidence to get a search warrant, they sometimes employ a procedure they have nicknamed “knock and talk” to investigate further. Courts have ruled that a police officer has the same right as an everyday citizen (for example, a Girl Scout selling cookies) to visit

January 23, 2020 Criminal Justice Search and Seizure

Funding Michigan’s Court System

Although the court system is a public service, like schools, roads and libraries, the costs of the court system fall disproportionately on those least able to afford it: low-income criminal defendants.

January 23, 2020 Criminal Justice

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