7:06 am
Tue May 13, 2014

ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Law That Would Keep Conyers off Ballot

Long time Detroit Congressman seeking spot on August primary ballot
The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Monday in federal court to argue U.S. Rep. John Conyers belongs on the Aug. 5 primary ballot because its unconstitutional for Michigan to require petition collectors be registered voters.
1:36 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

ACLU Files Lawsuit Seeking Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

No date has been set on appeal of ruling that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
Detroit — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan to legally recognize the 300 gay and lesbian couples married March 22, the day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman’s historic ruling that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and adoption.
12:06 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

ACLU Considers Legal Action on Same-Sex Marriage Recognition in Michigan

Governor Snyder says marriages were legal, but benefits not extended with court ruling appeal
LANSING, MI -- The ACLU of Michigan is considering legal action on behalf of same-sex couples who were married on Saturday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban but before an appeals court put the decision on hold. Gov.
2:54 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Domestic partner benefits ban blocked by judge

The American Civil Liberties Union challenged a law denying benefits for domestic partners on behalf of five same-sex couples who were in danger of losing their health insurance.
A federal judge has blocked Michigan's ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work in school districts and local governments. Judge David Lawson in Detroit says the plaintiffs so far have made a "plausible claim" that the law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
9:44 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Study finds blacks more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession in Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley says ACLU study's findings are worthy of examination and discussion
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley says he's surprised by a new study that says African-Americans in Kalamazoo County are 8.5 times more likely than whites to be arrested for possession of marijuana, despite studies that show little racial difference in use of pot.