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Fighting for Fair Representation in Wicomico County

Reopening DOJ’s legal challenge could be one giant step towards addressing Wicomico County’s long, persistent history of racial discrimination.

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections

Pledging Allegiance to Free Speech

Two weeks ago, if you told Enidris Siurano-Rodriguez that artists such as Ricky Martin and Calle 13 would be tweeting about her right to free speech - she would never have believed it.

Issues: Free Speech Youth Rights

Daily Record shines light on threat to due process for poor people

House Bill 153 threatens basic constitutional protections

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process

Reform Marijuana Law

Decriminalizing small amounts of pot in Maryland would serve justice in more ways than one

Issues: Racial Justice Criminal Justice

Historic Passage of Death Penalty Repeal in Maryland

Last Friday, Maryland's House of Delegates voted 82-56 to pass historic legislation to repeal the death penalty in Maryland.

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Halfway There! Legislative Session Update - March 8

We are halfway through the General Assembly session and 2013 has already been a busy and promising year for the ACLU of Maryland and civil liberties.

Issues: Education Reform Free Speech LGBT Rights Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Education Funding School Facilities Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections Criminal Justice Women's Rights

This Week in Civil Liberties - March 1

From banning discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace to cell phone location tracking, check out this week's roundup of civil liberties issues we tackled in Annapolis.

Issues: Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Student Achievement Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Voting Rights and Elections Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom

This Week in Civil Liberties - February 22

From voting rights to privacy to indefinite detention, check out the roundup below to read more about what issues we are tackling this week in Annapolis.

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Open Government Due Process Voting Rights and Elections Prisoners' Rights

The Time is Now for Maryland to End the Death Penalty

To date, 17 states have abolished the death penalty. Now the time has finally come to make Maryland number 18.

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU responds to "What might have been: Life under President Romney" by Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

Published in the Baltimore Sun on January 30, 2013

Issues: Free Speech Religious Liberty