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Lansing Watchdog: Primary Season Round-Up

July 30, 2014

If you take a trip to Lansing this summer, don’t expect to see much.

With the primary election on August 5, it’s pretty quiet in the Capitol.

Both House and Senate members are...

ACLU, Insane Clown Posse Appeal Judge’s Decision to Dismiss Juggalos’ Case Against the FBI

July 08, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, along with the music duo Insane Clown Posse (ICP), appealed a federal judge’s order dismissing the Juggalos’ case against the Department of Justice...

Three Ways You’d Be Better Off as a Business

July 01, 2014

Today in “Companies Are Just Like Us” news, the Supreme Court has decided that Hobby Lobby, a for-profit chain of crafts stores that wants to discriminate on the basis of religion and not provide...

SCOTUS Rules Police Need a Warrant for Your Cellphone

June 25, 2014

Today, the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.

This is a milestone ruling, as our laws have too often...

Catch up on the Case: Insane Clown Posse Versus the FBI

June 23, 2014

This afternoon, we're in court where a federal judge will hear arguments in our lawsuit with the Insane Clown Posse. The lawsuit challenges the FBI’s erroneous and arbitrary designation of all...


Free Speech

ACLU Challenges Grand Rapids Practice of Arresting Innocent People for Trespassing

May 01, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Grand Rapids Police Department’s longstanding practice of...