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ACLU, Insane Clown Posse Appeal Judge’s Decision to Dismiss Juggalos’ Case Against the FBI


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Along with Insane Clown Posse, we're appealing a federal judge’s order dismissing the Juggalos’ case against the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Back in January, we filed the lawsuit on behalf of Juggalos (fans of ICP) after the U.S. government arbitrarily classified the entire fan base as a “hybrid” criminal gang.

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Three Ways You'd Be Better Off as a Business

Jonathan Moore, ACLU of Michigan Communications Intern

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Today in “Companies Are Just Like Us” news, the Supreme Court has decided that Hobby Lobby, a for-profit chain of crafts stores that wants to discriminate on the basis of religion and not provide female employees access to contraceptives, is indeed exempt from following federal law!

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SCOTUS Rules Police Need a Warrant for Your Cellphone

Sofia Rahman, Legal Fellow

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Today, the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.

This is a milestone ruling, as our laws have too often lagged behind advances in technology.

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Catch up on the Case: Insane Clown Posse Versus the FBI

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This afternoon, we're in court where a federal judge will hear arguments in our lawsuit with the Insane Clown Posse. The lawsuit challenges the FBI’s erroneous and arbitrary designation of all fans of ICP, known as Juggalos, as a “hybrid” criminal gang.

Haven't heard of the case? Catch up on the basics below!

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Ending Discrimination in Sterling Heights

Jay Kaplan, LGBT Project Staff Attorney

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Today, Sterling Heights will vote on an ordinance that would protect its citizens from discrimination, banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, public accommodations, and housing.

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Five Facts About Our Summer Communications Intern: Jonathan Moore

 
Jonathan Moore, ACLU of Michigan Communications Intern

Coming home to Detroit after my first year in college at Tufts University near Boston has been made all the more insightful and interesting by having the opportunity to work at the ACLU of Michigan.

In my first week here as a Communications Intern, I have been overwhelmed in the best possible way by all of the amazing work being done that remains critical in the fight to protect civil liberties and preserve democracy for all of us.

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Another victory for free speech in politics

 
James Hendrikson, ACLU of Michigan Intern

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Fans of free speech can breathe a sigh of relief, as the State of Michigan has backed off of an unconstitutional policy preventing sitting U.S. Representative John Conyers from being on the August ballot.

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