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ACLU Hails New State Supreme Court Rules Aimed at Ending Debtors’ Prisons

LANSING—In a severe blow to the illegal “pay-or-stay” sentencing practices being challenged by the ACLU of Michigan and other groups, the state Supreme Court today announced a series of amendments...

ACLU of Michigan Issues Statement on Proposed Anti-Trans Legislation

Statement from Amy Hunter, Transgender Advocacy Coordinator, ACLU of Michigan, on Senator Tom Casperson’s Anti-Transgender Legislation

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ACLU of Michigan Demands Release of Benton Harbor Minister Jailed in Retaliation for Activism

DETROIT—The ACLU of Michigan on Wednesday will urge a state appeals court to overturn the conviction of Benton Harbor civil-rights firebrand Rev. Edward Pinkney, arguing that Pinkney was unfairly...

New Report Reveals Nearly 1 in 4 Michigan Hospital Beds Are in Catholic Facilities That Deny Essential Health Care for Women

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union and MergerWatch today released reports that reveal that one in six hospital beds in the United States is in a facility that complies with the Catholic...

Groups Ask Federal Court to Order Home Water Delivery in Flint, As Tap Water Remains Unsafe

CHICAGO – Flint residents, an organization of pastors, and national advocacy groups--including the ACLU--are asking a federal court to order home water delivery for every household in the Michigan...

In re Anderson: The Fight to End Debtor's Prisons in Michigan

DETROIT — Striking a major blow against unconstitutional “pay or stay” sentencing practices, the Macomb County Circuit Court entered a final order yesterday requiring an Eastpointe judge to stop...

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