In the News

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...

Think Twice Before Giving to the United Way

January 23, 2009

Op-ed Appearing in the Ann Arbor News

Do white supremacist groups have a right to bar Blacks and Jews from joining their organizations? Yes, because racism and anti-Semitism are...


LGBT Rights

Enforcement of Flint Saggy Pants Rule is Unconstitutional and Must be Stopped

FLINT – In a letter today to the City of Flint Police Chief, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan warned that the Police Department’s enforcement of jail time and fines for wearing saggy...

Freedom of Religion Includes Defending Diversity of Beliefs

December 19, 2007

Over the years, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has been called many names, but nothing brings out the taunting more than the holiday season.

Beginning in about mid-October...