Safe and Free

 

Ever since 9/11, the ACLU of Maryland has partnered with the national ACLU to combat head-on the misconception that there is a dichotomy between security and liberty. We believe in protecting the rule of law, fundamental privacy protections and our system of checks and balances. Our work has included a public records request that uncovered illegal government spying on peaceful activists, a campaign against unlawful provisions of the Patriot Act, and opposition to state efforts to authorize tracking technologies used by law enforcement without warrants. 

 

Recent Activity - Legal cases

ARCHIVE: Hassan Sader vs. American Airlines

Legal case, November 18, 2015

in 2002, the ACLU of Maryland represented a U.S. citizen of Moroccan descent who was removed from an American Airlines flight because a passenger was not comfortable sitting next to him and because his name was Hassan.

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Automatic License Plate Readers

Legal case, July 30, 2012

ACLU Seeks Details on Automatic License Plate Readers in 
 Massive Nationwide Request

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Maryland State Police Spying on Peaceful Political Protest Groups

Legal case, June 12, 2008

Between March 2005 and May 2006, the Maryland State Police's Homeland Security and Intelligence Bureau undertook a campaign of infiltrating and monitoring peaceful political protest groups (from across the political spectrum) in Maryland, and falsely labeled activists in those groups as terrorists in state criminal intelligence databases.

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