In the News

Think Twice Before Giving to the United Way

January 23, 2009

Op-ed Appearing in the Ann Arbor News

Do white supremacist groups have a right to bar Blacks and Jews from joining their organizations? Yes, because racism and anti-Semitism are...


LGBT Rights

Enforcement of Flint Saggy Pants Rule is Unconstitutional and Must be Stopped

FLINT – In a letter today to the City of Flint Police Chief, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan warned that the Police Department’s enforcement of jail time and fines for wearing saggy...

Freedom of Religion Includes Defending Diversity of Beliefs

December 19, 2007

Over the years, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has been called many names, but nothing brings out the taunting more than the holiday season.

Beginning in about mid-October...

ACLU Encouraged By Ruling In Nightclub Raid Case

April 05, 2006

While the charges against the 93 drug-free young people arrested at a Flint nightclub have not yet been thrown out, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, which represents the nightclub...

Prop 2 Supporters Should Keep Word on Allowing Partner Benefits

November 18, 2004

This is a sad time in Michigan's legal history. On Nov. 2, a majority of voters approved an amendment to Michigan's constitution. The language, "Only the union between one man and one woman in...

Despite Court Warnings, Feds Seek More Secrecy

October 04, 2004

Bush administration tries to increase government powers that erode liberties, even as a judge finds parts of the Patriot Act require greater public oversight.

The American Civil Liberties...