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Recent Activity

ACLU raises transparency concerns about Baltimore Police Review Board meeting

On the agenda is discussion of controversial Harlem Park cordon

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

ACLU Wins Free Speech Settlement Over Governor Hogan's Facebook Censorship

New Social Media Policy Provides Broad Access for Constituents

Issues: Free Speech Open Government

Victory for Maryland transgender students

Federal Court Rules Maryland Transgender Boy's Access to Restrooms and Locker Rooms that Align With His Gender Identity is Protected by Law

Issues: LGBT Rights Youth Rights Women's Rights School Climate

ACLU Urges Harford County Schools Not to Ban Students from Participating in Walkout

ACLU Also Releases “Fact Sheet” on Student Walkouts in Public Schools

Issues:

Activist Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Free Speech Restrictions at Lawyers' Mall

Suit Challenges as Unconstitutional State Regulation 
Blocking Solicitation During Demonstrations

Issues: Free Speech

Persistent Surveillance's cynical attempt to profit off Baltimore's trauma

ACLU-MD Statement re Persistent Surveillance Systems in Baltimore

Issues: Privacy & Technology Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Criminal Justice

Government Accountability, Police Misconduct, and Baltimore's Gun Trace Task Force

Baltimore City cannot simply wash its hands of the matter and leave victims without any remedy

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU FILES SUPREME COURT BRIEF SUPPORTING REPUBLICAN VOTERS’ CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRATIC GERRYMANDERING IN MARYLAND

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a brief today with the Supreme Court in support of a challenge brought by Maryland Republican voters who are contesting congressional redistricting lines drawn by the majority Democrats.

Issues: Voting Rights and Elections

Caucus of African American Leaders, ACLU Challenge Free Speech Restrictions at Lawyers' Mall

State Used Unconstitutional Regulation to Block Civil Rights Group from Raising Funds for a Maryland Victim of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Issues: Free Speech

Media Release: Documents Reveal Grand Jury Abuse by Anne Arundel County State's Attorney, More

Response to public information request by ACLU and Caucus of African American Leaders

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

ACLU seeks Harlem Park police body camera footage

Request Filed Under Maryland's Public Information Law

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process

ACLU Speaks Out About Police Cordon of Harlem Park, Baltimore

Clear explanation from the City as to why this unprecedented action has been necessary

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU sends public info requests for local goverment proposals to Amazon

Group seeks to ensure government transparency in the disbursement of subsidies

Issues: Racial Justice Open Government

New Judge in Baltimore Police Victim Gag Order Case Suggests Reconsideration of Ashley Overbey

renewed opportunity for the ACLU to fight for First Amendment rights

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice Women's Rights

Federal Court to Hear Arguments in Challenge to Latest Muslim Ban

The new ban announced last month blocks travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Safe and Free Racial Justice Religious Liberty

ACLU Seeks Immediate Halt to Trump's Transgender Service Member Ban

The ban violates constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process

Issues: LGBT Rights Due Process Women's Rights

ACLU Calls Out Censorship by AACO Council Chairman Grasso

Grasso Unlawfully Censoring Public Comments Critical of County Council Members

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Open Government

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Transgender Service Member Ban

ACLU of Maryland co-counsel in the lawsuit

Issues: LGBT Rights Due Process Women's Rights

ACLU Sues Governor Hogan For Facebook Censorship

First Amendment Rights of Constituents Violated When Contrary Views Targeted for Censorship

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Open Government

ACLU Files Two Lawsuits Challenging Gag Orders that Silence Victims of Police Abuse

Lawsuits Against Baltimore City and Salisbury Police Charge Free Speech, Government Secrecy Violations

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Women's Rights