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ACLU Letter to Michigan Attorney General: Petition Signature Collection Law Violates State and Federal Constitutions

February 18, 2019

DETROIT – In response to voters overwhelmingly passing three progressive ballot initiatives last November (voting rights expansion, marijuana legalization, and anti-gerrymandering), the Republican...

ACLU Files Complaint With U.S. Department Of Education Against Paw Paw Public School District For Racially Hostile Environment

January 21, 2019

The ACLU of Michigan, in a complaint filed today with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), asks that the Paw Paw Public School District be investigated for maintaining...

ACLU Demands Investigation into Kent County Sheriff’s Department After They Delivered U.S. Citizen to ICE for Deportation

January 16, 2019

Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan and Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) sent a letter to the Kent County Sheriff and Kent County Board of Commissioners, demanding...

ACLU Applauds Judge’s Decision to Dismiss Criminal Charges Against State Senate Candidate for Making Misleading Statements

January 10, 2019

CONTACT: Ann Mullen,, (313) 400-8562

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan applauds the...

U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit Issues Ruling in Iraqi Deportation Case

December 20, 2018

DETROIT, Mich. – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan is disappointed in today’s 2-1 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that a lower court was powerless to...

ACLU Asks Court For Release of Haitian Asylum Seeker Who Has Been Jailed For More Than Two Years in Windowless Cell

November 28, 2018

Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will appear before U.S District Judge Judith E. Levy Wednesday to argue that U.S. immigration authorities immediately release Haitian...