Religious Freedom

ACLU Applauds School’s Decision to Grant Religious Accommodation to Student

ACLU Applauds School’s Decision to Grant Religious Accommodation to Student

2007-10-16 00:00:00

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced victory today in the case of Claudius Benson, a ninth grader who was suspended from Old Redford Academy for refusing to cut his hair for religious reasons.

ACLU Hails Judge’s Order to Reinstate Student

ACLU Hails Judge’s Order to Reinstate Student

2007-10-10 00:00:00

DETROIT – A Wayne County judge today ordered Old Redford Academy, a public charter school in Detroit, to temporarily reinstate a ninth grader who refused to cut his hair for religious reasons. Judge Kathleen MacDonald has scheduled an evidentiary hearing for Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 10 a.m. She will then decide whether to extend the order.

ACLU Files Religious Liberty Lawsuit on Behalf of Ninth Grader Facing Expulsion

ACLU Files Religious Liberty Lawsuit on Behalf of Ninth Grader Facing Expulsion

DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit on behalf of a ninth grader at Old Redford Academy, a public charter school in Detroit, who is facing expulsion for his refusal to comply with a strict dress code requiring all male students to maintain “closely cropped” hairstyles. A hearing is scheduled before Third Circuit Court Judge Kathleen MacDonald on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 9 a.m.

ACLU Opposes Ypsilanti’s Discrimination Against Churches

ACLU Opposes Ypsilanti’s Discrimination Against Churches

2005-08-17 00:00:00

DETROIT  In a letter sent yesterday to the Ypsilanti mayor and city council, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and its Washtenaw Branch has advised that a city zoning ordinance unconstitutionally discriminates against religious groups. The letter also urges that the city reverse a decision to evict a Pentecostal church group from a building in the business district.

Michigan Legislation Flies in the Face of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Michigan Legislation Flies in the Face of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

2004-02-25 00:00:00

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling today that states could withhold scholarship money for the purpose of religious training without violating the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. A case in Michigan similar to Locke v. Davey, the case in question, prompted a package of legislation which the ACLU is opposing.

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October 16, 2007 Religious Freedom
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced victory today in the case of Claudius Benson, a ninth grader who was suspended from Old...
October 10, 2007 Religious Freedom
DETROIT – A Wayne County judge today ordered Old Redford Academy, a public charter school in Detroit, to temporarily reinstate a ninth grader who refused to...
August 17, 2005 Religious Freedom
DETROIT — In a letter sent yesterday to the Ypsilanti mayor and city council, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and its Washtenaw Branch has...
February 25, 2004 Religious Freedom
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling today that states could withhold scholarship money for the purpose...
DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit on behalf of a ninth grader at Old Redford Academy, a public charter school in Detroit...
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