Items Tagged with 'ACLU'


ACLU defends lack of plumbing as religious freedom

December 23, 2019
| By AP
MORENCI — The American Civil Liberties Union is defending 14 Amish families in a dispute with a county health department over outhouses and plumbing. Read More

Michigan police agree to report when force is used

Voluntary program will send information to the FBI as part of data collection effort.

October 25, 2019
All Michigan sheriff’s departments and many police departments have agreed to report to the FBI when their officers use force. Read More

ACLU files complaint against candidate over Down syndrome troupe

September 6, 2019
| By AP
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan says a Republican candidate for Congress has discriminated against a troupe of drag performers with Down syndrome. Read More

ACLU files complaint against school district

January 28, 2019
| By AP
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a federal discrimination complaint alleging that there's a racially hostile environment at a school district, which was previously criticized for its use of the Redskin name and image for a mascot. Read More

Attorneys win state bar awards

September 19, 2018
Two West Michigan attorneys have been honored by the State Bar of Michigan. Read More

Settlement prevents foreclosure for residents

July 6, 2018
| By AP
DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and other organizations have settled a lawsuit that allows some low-income Detroit individuals and families facing foreclosure to buy their homes for $1,000. Read More

ACLU opposes plan for license plate scanners

April 27, 2017
| By AP
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is offering its opposition to Grand Rapids' plan to use license plate scanning technology for parking enforcement. Read More

Concerns with license plate cameras

October 2, 2015
LANSING — Advanced technology can increase efficiency for law enforcement agencies while helping them protect public safety. Sometimes, however, technology may also threaten public safety. Read More

ACLU names 'champions of justice'

June 4, 2014
The ACLU of Michigan’s first large-scale luncheon in Grand Rapids next week will honor the region’s “champions of justice” and feature a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist speaking about immigration reform. Read More

Roane becomes an unexpected activist

Gay attorney embraces new role and hopes to effect national change.

December 1, 2012
With more than 25 years as a marriage and divorce attorney, Richard Roane said he has always tried to make a difference one person at a time, but recently an ACLU dinner has him rethinking that approach. Read More