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 2020 Legal Docket details our legal cases and actions taken in 2019-2020.

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Racism in Paw Paw Public Schools

The public high school in Paw Paw, Michigan still uses the racial slur “Redskin” and offensive imagery of a Native American as a mascot for its athletic program. Advocacy by Native Americans in the area to change the mascot was beaten back with excessive hostility, aggression, and racial animus.

January 26, 2021 Racial Justice Student Rights

Absentee Voting Rights in Flint

Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed Proposal 3 in 2018, which enshrined in Michigan’s Constitution the right to vote an absentee ballot in the 40 days before an election, either at home by mail or in person at the voter’s local clerk’s office.

January 26, 2021 Voting Rights Racial Justice