The ACLU of Michigan handles a wide variety of cases each year, covering issues ranging from free speech and LGBT rights to education reform to racial justice. Listed below are some of the cases that not only best highlight our work in the courts but also underscore the depth of our commitment to defending civil liberties and ensuring freedom and equality for everyone.
Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri: Safe Water for Flint
After the State of Michigan stripped the residents of Flint of their ability to elect local representatives, state-appointed officials decided to use the Flint River as a water source without adding corrosive controls. As a result, lead leached from the water pipes and poisoned the drinking water, causing untold damage to the people of Flint.