The official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
The Justice Reinvestment Opportunity
Where is the justice in a bill that raises criminal penalties and ignores racially disparate patterns in sentencing?
Issues: Racial Justice Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice
On what's "reasonable" and the breakdown of police discipline
How can police feel so threatened by a shackled man who has not fought back that they don't have to follow General Orders?
Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice
FBI infrared and night-vision cameras spying on protestors from the skies?
FBI Documents Reveal New Information on Baltimore Surveillance Flights
Issues: Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices
For the Irony Files
Medical Licensing Organization Tells Med Student to Pump Breast Milk in Bathroom During Medical Boards
Issues: Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom
20 years in prison for having less than a quarter ounce of pot!?
Ronald Hammond's case sums up so much of what is wrong with drug laws and mass incarceration in America.
Issues: Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice
Teleta's story: Demanding answers on police abuse
Police accountability case brought by Teleta Dashiell against Maryland State Police before state's high court
Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government
Surveillance, Spying, and Political Free Speech
An Open Letter to Governor-Elect Hogan regarding the Appointment of Tim Hutchins to Head the Maryland Department of Homeland Security
Issues: Free Speech Safe and Free Police Practices Open Government
Police Killings in Maryland and Beyond
After a series of police killings in Maryland, and the police killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, concern about police practices has dramatically increased.
Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices
ACLU of Maryland joins women’s rights groups in support of the Peace Equity Act of 2014
The women of the Peace Corps deserve more from the country they serve.
Issues: Reproductive Freedom Women's Rights
Ebola, history, and Maryland's response to national crises
Maryland's measured response is good policy and also legally required.
Issues: Privacy & Technology Open Government Due Process