Unreasonable Search and Seizure

Border Patrol Sued Over Warrantless Searches in Michigan

Border Patrol Sued Over Warrantless Searches in Michigan

2016-11-30 00:00:00

Originally published by Todd Spangler for the Detroit Free Press

WASHINGTON – A watchdog group is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection in federal court in Detroit to find out if government agents are racially profiling American citizens and foreigners legally in the U.S. under a law that allows for warrantless searches across Michigan to combat illegal immigration.

ACLU Seeks Records About State Police Searches of Cellphones

ACLU Seeks Records About State Police Searches of Cellphones

2011-04-13 00:00:00

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan urged the Michigan State Police (MSP) today to release information regarding the use of portable devices which can be used to secretly extract personal information from cell phones during routine stops.

For nearly three years, the ACLU has repeatedly asked for this information through dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests, but to date it has not been provided.

Read our letter to the Michigan State Police.

DPS, Students Settle Class Action Lawsuit To End Unconstitutional Searches, ACLU of Michigan Announces

DPS, Students Settle Class Action Lawsuit To End Unconstitutional Searches, ACLU of Michigan Announces

2010-11-05 00:00:00

DETROIT – In a consent judgment approved by the court this week, Detroit Public Schools agreed to end the practice of conducting mass student searches without suspicion of wrongdoing. In 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two honor students at Mumford High School whose belongings were searched every day in violation of a previous court order prohibiting such unconstitutional searches.

Students Sue To End Unconstitutional Searches At Detroit Public Schools, ACLU of Michigan Announces

Students Sue To End Unconstitutional Searches At Detroit Public Schools, ACLU of Michigan Announces

2009-12-15 00:00:00

DETROIT – In an effort to uphold the constitutional rights of students, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of two honor students against Detroit Public Schools for violating a previous court ordered settlement that bars the district from conducting unconstitutional mass searches.

Settlement Reached in Unconstitutional Strip and Cavity Search Lawsuit Against Flint and Genesee County, ACLU Announces

Settlement Reached in Unconstitutional Strip and Cavity Search Lawsuit Against Flint and Genesee County, ACLU Announces

2009-12-14 00:00:00

DETROIT – A federal judge today has approved a settlement agreement in the class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan on behalf of more than 100 young men and women who were detained, charged with a crime, strip searched, and, in some cases, body cavity searched simply for being present at a licensed Flint dance club in 2005.

Detroit Public Schools Must Immediately End Mass Searches and Use of Pepper Spray on Students, ACLU Tells Robert Bobb in Letter

Detroit Public Schools Must Immediately End Mass Searches and Use of Pepper Spray on Students, ACLU Tells Robert Bobb in Letter

2009-11-05 00:00:00

DETROIT — In a letter today to Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan expressed its deep concerns over reports of unconstitutional mass searches and the indiscriminate use of pepper spray on students by the district’s police force.

Leelanau Deputies Must Stop Entering Homes and Demanding Breathalyzer Tests Without Warrants, ACLU Tells Sherriff in Letter

Leelanau Deputies Must Stop Entering Homes and Demanding Breathalyzer Tests Without Warrants, ACLU Tells Sherriff in Letter

2009-10-05 00:00:00

LELAND, MICH – In a letter today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan urged the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department to end the unconstitutional practice of entering homes without warrants and forcing college-age students to submit to breathalyzer tests.

No Warrant = No Breath Test for Minors

No Warrant = No Breath Test for Minors

2009-09-16 00:00:00

Imagine you’re 19 years old and attending a going away party for a friend. Although alcohol is being served, you do not drink. Now imagine going home after the party and being violently stirred awake at 4 a.m. by police officers at your door because they found your purse at the party. Imagine being told that you had to take a breath test or face jail time -- all of this because you attended a party where alcohol was being served. 

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The ACLU and immigrant-rights activists filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the agency’s failure...
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DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan urged the Michigan State Police (MSP) today to release information regarding the use of portable...
DETROIT – In a consent judgment approved by the court this week, Detroit Public Schools agreed to end the practice of conducting mass student searches without...
DETROIT – In an effort to uphold the constitutional rights of students, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf...
DETROIT – A federal judge today has approved a settlement agreement in the class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan on...
DETROIT — In a letter today to Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan expressed its...
LELAND, MICH – In a letter today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan urged the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department to end the unconstitutional...
September 16, 2009 Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Imagine you’re 19 years old and attending a going away party for a friend. Although alcohol is being served, you do not drink. Now imagine going home after the...
DETROIT – In a case with far reaching implications for young adults and minors throughout Michigan, the ACLU of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit today...
DETROIT—The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced today that it has settled its lawsuit against the City of Detroit on behalf of an army veteran...
September 22, 2008 Unreasonable Search and Seizure
DETROIT— The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced today that the City of Detroit has dropped all charges against the nearly 116 patrons of the...
DETROIT — In a legal brief filed today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan asked a district court judge to dismiss criminal charges against Michael...
September 26, 2007 Unreasonable Search and Seizure
ACLU Praises Ruling as Major Civil Liberties Victory for Young Adults DETROIT — In a ruling that will impact young adults throughout the state, a federal judge...
ACLU of Michigan Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against City of Flint and Law Enforcement Detroit — The American Civil Liberties of Michigan filed a class...
Detroit — Today, a Genesee Circuit Court judge reversed a district court decision and ruled that Flint Police violated the constitutional rights of 94 men and...
Agree to stop breath tests of minors without warrants DETROIT – In response to an ACLU lawsuit, Mount Pleasant and Isabella County have agreed to stop forcing...
DETROIT – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue that the police should not be able to use...
September 08, 2005 Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Motion to Dismiss Denied in ACLU Case Representing Dance Club Patrons Subjected to Mass Arrest and Searches DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan will ask a Flint judge to dismiss charges against 93 young men and women who were arrested, strip searched and/...
BAY CITY — The ACLU of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a police practice of forcing pedestrians under age 21 to take a Breathalyzer test...
In a ruling that will impact young adults throughout the state, a federal judge ruled that the police may no longer force pedestrians under age 21 to take a...
DETROIT – The ACLU of Michigan emailed letters today to 425 city, village, and university attorneys in Michigan urging them to instruct their respective police...
DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear a Michigan case raising the question of whether the courts should suppress evidence seized...
DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced a federal lawsuit today against the City of Detroit on behalf of an army veteran who was...
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