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Michelle Johnson and three of her six children, all of whom attend school in Highland Park. She's been trying for years to get someone to intervene in the district's practice of moving students on to the next grade even though their reading, math and science skills are terribly lacking. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

ACLU Sues Over Reading On Behalf Of Students

The 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012

ACLU Wants Ban On Type Of Strip Search In Mich

The 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012

Police To Investigate Racial Profiling Complaint

Michigan State Police plan to investigate a complaint that one of its officers detained a U.S. citizen and turned him over to federal authorities because of his appearance and language skills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012


ACLU Sues Over Ban On Domestic Partner Benefits

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit claiming the constitutional rights of four same-sex couples are being violated by a new Michigan law that bars insurance for some domestic partners.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2012


ACLU Targets Domestic Partner Benefits Ban

The ACLU says it will file a lawsuit to challenge a new Michigan law that bans public health insurance for domestic partners of some government employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2012

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Critics: Cops Bothering Gays In Kent County Parks

Activists in the Grand Rapids area say sheriff’s deputies have been unfairly targeting gay men in Kent County parks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

ACLU Accuses FBI Of Racial Profiling

The ACLU accused the FBI of abusing increased powers it was given after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, citing partially redacted documents which show the FBI crossed the line in its assessment of Arab Americans in Michigan and other areas of the country.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2011


ACLU Urges Court To Reinstate Walmart Marijuana Lawsuit

When a Walmart employee was fired in 2009 after testing positive for marijuana use, he sued, claiming he used marijuana for medical purposes. He lost the lawsuit, but the ordeal may not be over just yet.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/28/2011


State Police: Asking For Cellphone Data Is Uncommon

State Police officials said the agency extracts cellphone data as it examines evidence in criminal cases but that it’s “extremely uncommon” to ask average citizens for permission to hook their phones up to extraction devices.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2011

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ACLU Supports Pastor’s Right Of Free Speech

The American Civil Liberties Union says the Rev. Terry Jones has the US Constitution on his side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2011