Blog of Rights

In the Face of Chronic Police Brutality, What Is A "Good Cop?"

Slave patrols were committees of white men established to monitor, track, capture and torture enslaved Africans. Eventually, these groups supplanted local sheriffs and constables as the primary law...

Five Questions for ... ACLU Undergrad Intern Lakyrra Magee

July 15, 2016
Meet Lakyrra Magee, a Social Theory & Practice and Women Studies dual major at the University of Michigan. Lakyrra is one of the ACLU of Michigan’s undergrad interns for the summer of 2016. How...


Free Speech

Lansing Watchdog: Research Not Rhetoric Should Lead Sex Offender Laws

July 14, 2016
ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – The Week of July 11, 2016 A bill has been introduced in the Michigan Senate, SB 1027 sponsored by Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr., D–East Lansing, that is yet another ill-...

Supreme Court Abortion Rights Ruling is Chance to Build Momentum in Michigan

Monday will go down in history as day of celebration. In a total victory for reproductive freedom, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decisive ruling on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the most...

Lansing Watchdog: State's Dopey Drug-Testing Scheme A Wasteful Flop

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – June 27, 2016 As 2014 drew to a close, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law an ill-advised piece of legislation that required a one-year pilot “welfare drug testing”...

Do You Really Know Michigan's Trans Community?

The number of Americans who say they know a transgender person is on the rise but, “knowing” a transgender person and being familiar with their lives and the challenges transgender people face every...


LGBT Rights