Mr. Bryant, a Black man with physical disabilities, had his constitutional rights violated, his beloved pet seized, and criminal charges filed against him. All he wanted was a little assistance for his puppy in distress.
With the U.S. Supreme Court now dominated by a conservative majority that apparently has no shame in overturning well-established rulings that protect civil liberties, members of the LGBTQ+ community would be wise to start preparing.
Five years ago, a friend from church asked if I’d go with her to stand watch at a metro Detroit abortion clinic – not to harass the people seeking care, but to help protect them. It was a life-changing experience.
This week, Aimee Stephen’s precedent-setting landmark U.S. Supreme Court case victory helped open the way to a Michigan Supreme Court ruling that LGBTQ+ people in our state have the undisputed right to live their lives free of any discrimination based on their sexual orientation.
The egregious decision leaves little recourse for those who endure discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and disability.
By embracing these commonsense reforms, the 36th District Court has positioned itself to be a leader in addressing the longstanding misuses of cash bail that have plagued the criminal legal system statewide and nationwide for decades.