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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

Marriage at Midnight, and More Updates!

Same-sex couples in Baltimore can get married at City Hall starting at 12:30 AM on New Year's Day

Issues: LGBT Rights

Adding Audio Recording to Surveillance Cameras Threatens A Whole New Level of Monitoring in American Life

Audio surveillance to cameras will be an enormous and significant new assault on our privacy and will reshape the character of public life in America.

Issues: Privacy & Technology Safe and Free

The long road to marriage equality in Maryland

The ACLU's enduring role in the November 6 victory

Issues: LGBT Rights

DREAM Act Passage in Maryland Should Spark Federal Action

Maryland DREAM Act paves the way for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Student Achievement Youth Rights

A Marriage Moment (and Another One to Come)

Voters in at least two states have affirmed the freedom to marry for same-sex couples

Issues: LGBT Rights