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The ACLU was in a Detroit courtroom Monday seeking an order to protect a group of Iraqi detainees from threats and coercion from immigration agents. Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta has more.


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The ACLU of Michigan wants a Detroit judge to order immigration authorities to stop coercive tactics against Iraqi immigrants in its custody. The immigrants face deportation orders for crimes – usually committed years ago.     


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Survivors of the former MSU sports doctor abuse were among those who testified for the bills. The legislation would also require adults who work with student athletes to report suspicions of abuse.

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A ballot campaign will begin gathering signatures to add a voting rights amendment to the state constitution. If the effort gathers enough signatures, the question will go on the November ballot for voters to decide.


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A new campaign wants to put a voters’ bill of rights into the state constitution.

As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, backers plan to launch a petition drive to place the question on the November ballot.


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The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is pressing the Michigan State Police about whether racial profiling is a factor in traffic stops.

The ACLU has asked a federal judge to release hundreds of Iraqis who are being detained by immigration authorities. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports the Iraqis are fighting deportation orders.


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Two Michigan agencies are denying a same-sex couple from Dimondale the chance to adopt a child, and the ACLU is suing Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services because of it.

 

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Parents of private school students cannot be part of a lawsuit over whether the state can send taxpayer money to their kids’ schools. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports. 


Michigan is facing a new lawsuit over same-sex couple adoptions. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, the ACLU says the state can’t let adoption agencies that take public money turn away same-sex couples.