ACLU Fights Collegiate Ban on Women Wrestling Men

The American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a sharply worded letter that the governing body for college club wrestling programs is discriminating against a female national wrestling champion by barring her from competing against male student-athletes, effectively benching her for the entire season.

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ACLU Challenges Michigan’s Religious-Freedom Adoption Rule

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two lesbian couples who were denied the opportunity to adopt children through Michigan’s foster care system, challenging the state’s practice of letting taxpayer-funded agencies reject qualified same-sex couples because of religious objections.

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En Banc Sixth Circuit to Rule on Government-Led Prayer

The entire Sixth Circuit heard debate Wednesday over the constitutionality of a Michigan county’s practice of opening board meetings with a commissioner-led prayer, after the court vacated a three-judge panel’s ruling against the prayer and agreed to decide the case en banc.

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Michigan Health Chief Charged with Manslaughter Over Flint Crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Wednesday charged the head of the state health department with involuntary manslaughter for his role in the Flint water crisis and related Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, and also charged others associated with the lead-contamination scandal that has plagued the distressed city for more than three years.

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