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Atiya’s Story: When Zero Tolerance Makes Zero Sense

Atiya’s Story: When Zero Tolerance Makes Zero Sense

2014-10-15 00:00:00

Annapolis High School senior Atiya Haynes learned a tough lesson about Michigan’s zero tolerance this week—and although it wasn’t as harsh as it could’ve been, it’s also a lesson she shouldn’t have been forced to learn at all.

Atiya, a 17-year-old honor student and community volunteer, was suspended for the rest of her senior year by the Dearborn Heights school board this week after a school administrator found a knife in her purse that Atiya had forgotten was there.

ACLU, Livonia Settle Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Breath Test of 13-Year-Old

ACLU, Livonia Settle Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Breath Test of 13-Year-Old

2011-12-16 00:00:00

The lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan on behalf of a 13-year-old student who was forced by Livonia police to submit to an unconstitutional breathalyzer test has been settled. The City of Livonia has agreed to institute new policies and training to prevent unconstitutional breathalyzer searches of minors from occurring in the future. United States District Judge George Caram Steeh dismissed the case this week after the settlement agreement was reached.

ACLU Challenges Unconstitutional Breath Test of 13-Year-Old in Livonia

ACLU Challenges Unconstitutional Breath Test of 13-Year-Old in Livonia

2011-09-20 00:00:00

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of a 13-year-old boy who was forced by the Livonia police to submit to a breath test even though they did not have a warrant authorizing the procedure. The teen was not drinking and police had no evidence that he had broken the law.

ACLU-MI Alarmed By Recent Arrests of 49 Students at a Detroit High School, Calls on Parents to Contact the Organization

ACLU-MI Alarmed By Recent Arrests of 49 Students at a Detroit High School, Calls on Parents to Contact the Organization

2009-03-11 00:00:00

DETROIT -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced today that it launching an investigation into the hallway sweep conducted by the Detroit Police Department at Central High School that resulted in the arrest of 35 boys and 14 girls for “loitering.” The organization is calling on arrested students and their families who attend Central High School to contact the ACLU of Michigan to determine whether legal challenges are appropriate. Affected CHS students and their families can contact the ACLU of Michigan at 313.578.6800.

ACLUs Across the U.S. File Federal Suit to Stop Airport Harassment

ACLUs Across the U.S. File Federal Suit to Stop Airport Harassment

2006-06-19 00:00:00

DETROIT - The American Civil Liberties Unions of Michigan, Massachusetts and Washington today filed an amended complaint to a lawsuit previously filed by the ACLU of Illinois which calls on the federal government to reform its screening center procedures that are responsible for the detention and harassment of U.S. citizens upon re-entry into the United States at a multitude of airports and border crossings. The case is pending in federal court in Chicago.

ACLU Sues Grand Blanc Community Schools Over Drug Testing Policy

ACLU Sues Grand Blanc Community Schools Over Drug Testing Policy

2000-03-28 00:00:00

The ACLU of Michigan, representing Grand Blanc student Micah White, filed a lawsuit today in Genesee County Circuit Court challenging a policy at the school to require drug testing of student athletes.

In the fall of 1999, Mr. White applied to enroll in the wrestling program at Grand Blanc High School. The eligibility requirements required that he and his parents sign a Drug Testing Authorization Form.  After he refused to do so, he was not allowed to participate in the wrestling program.

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December 16, 2011 Search & Seizure
The lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan on behalf of a 13-year-old student who was forced by Livonia police to submit to an...
September 20, 2011 Search & Seizure
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of a 13-year-old boy who was forced by the Livonia police to submit to a...
March 11, 2009 Search & Seizure
DETROIT -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced today that it launching an investigation into the hallway sweep conducted by the Detroit...
June 19, 2006 Search & Seizure
DETROIT - The American Civil Liberties Unions of Michigan, Massachusetts and Washington today filed an amended complaint to a lawsuit previously filed by the...
March 28, 2000 Search & Seizure
The ACLU of Michigan, representing Grand Blanc student Micah White, filed a lawsuit today in Genesee County Circuit Court challenging a policy at the school to...
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