The official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
Maryland top of the class in movement to end zero-tolerance school discipline
State is the first in the nation to enact policy changes following the announcement of new federal discipline guidelines around racial disproportionality and suspensions.
Issues: Education Reform Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Juvenile Justice
Justin Bieber? What about all the other immigrants detained & deported for lesser charges?
Why local Bieber fans should support the Maryland Trust Act
Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process
Take a Stand! Demand Affordable Housing for All!
Since the housing collapse in 2008, families are now struggling to find affordable housing in Maryland.
Issues: Fair Housing
Your right to protest in Baltimore City just got a lot easier!
In a lawsuit challenging Baltimore City’s rules governing free speech activities in City parks, the ACLU of Maryland has landed another victory at protecting your rights.
Issues: Free Speech Police Practices
TAKE A STAND TO SHUT DOWN NSA MASS SURVEILLANCE
As revelations about NSA’s spying program continues, join the ACLU to take the next step in demanding a full investigation of these unconstitutional practices.
Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology
Poverty still hits the city hardest
The suburbanization of poverty may be the trend nationwide, but Baltimore still suffers much more than its surrounding jurisdictions
Issues: Fair Housing Racial Justice
Proposed Discipline Regulations Hold Districts Accountable for Racial Disparities
Take action during public comment period to support new school discipline regulations ending zero tolerance policies
Issues: Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Education Reform School Climate
The Fight Continues: Ending Mass Incarceration in Maryland
With only 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Learn more and get involved at local events.
Issues: Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Police Practices Due Process
ACLU's Bebe Verdery Among "50 Women to Watch"
Baltimore Sun Magazine selects ACLU of Maryland Education Reform Project Director Bebe Verdery as one of "50 Women to Watch"
Issues: Education Reform Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Youth Rights School Climate
What’s New & Next for Freedom of Speech in Montgomery County
An update on the exciting story of MCPS student, Enidris Siurano-Rodriguez and free speech
Issues: Free Speech Safe and Free Youth Rights