American Civil Liberties Union

ACLU Sues Michigan Over Transgender Driver's LicensesThe state is being sued over its refusal to change gender identities on driver's licenses without a new birth certificate.
Ferndale Police Deny ACLU Racial Profiling ClaimThe ACLU says records indicate that black drivers are far more likely to be ticketed in Ferndale than white drivers.
Men Who Fought Panhandling Law Each Get $6,500Two men who successfully fought the state's panhandling law after being arrested in Grand Rapids in 2011 will each get $6,500 as part of a $48,000 settlement with the city.
ACLU Alleges Racial Profiling By Saginaw Police In Fatal Shooting Of Homeless ManMilton Hall, an African-American homeless man, was shot 11 times and killed in a parking lot after refusing to drop a knife.
Court: Mich. Panhandling Law Violates Free SpeechThe appellate opinion says the law "would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity."
ACLU: Detroit Police Dumping Homeless Outside CityThe ACLU is accusing Detroit police of removing homeless people from Greektown and dropping them off miles away.
Woman Spends Christmas In Michigan Jail For Swearing It was a "muttering" of some choice words that landed 49-year old LaRue Ford in jail.
ACLU Sues County Jail Over Treatment Of InmatesThe American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan claims the Isabella County jail isn't treating women inmates fairly and doesn't allow all inmates enough time outside their cells.
Judge Rules Panhandling Law Violates ConstitutionA state law banning panhandling in public places violates First Amendment protections for free speech and the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, a federal judge in Michigan has ruled.
Troy Schools Aim To Curb Sexting, OK Cell Phone SearchesAn Oakland County school district is stepping up the fight against "sexting" among teens.
ACLU Sues Over Reading On Behalf Of StudentsThe American Civil Liberties Union is suing on behalf of more than 950 Highland Park Public Schools students and their parents, claiming children aren't getting the tools needed to learn to read.
ACLU Wants Ban On Type Of Strip Search In MichThe American Civil Liberties Union wants the Michigan Department of Corrections to ban an invasive type of strip search that the group says humiliates female prisoners.