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Recent Activity

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

June 14: Rally for immigrants rights in Frederick

Voices unite against anti-immigrant 287(g) program

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Women's Rights

Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Muslim Ban Unconstitutional

Victory for the rule of law and the future of our country

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

Appeals Court Allows Wikimedia Challenge to NSA Internet Surveillance to Go Forward

NSA has secretly spied on Americans' internet communications for years

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Open Government

Federal Court Rejects Attempt to Prevent Farmworkers, Maryland Legal Aid from Communicating Ruling Reinforces First Amendment Rights

The ACLU of Maryland joins Maryland Legal Aid today in hailing the decision, which sets a vital precedent protecting the First Amendment freedoms of some of the most marginalized and vulnerable workers in our state, and those who advocate on their behalf.

Issues: Immigrants' Rights

ACLU of Maryland Joins 41 Affiliates to Demand Documents on Implementation of Trump Muslim Ban

Trump administration cannot ignore the public's right to know

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Religious Liberty

Advocates Slam Maryland Senate Leadership for Failing Immigrant and Muslim Families

Stand Ready to Protect Immigrants Against ICE

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Religious Liberty Women's Rights

Statement Regarding DOJ motion to delay consent decree hearing

Why is everyone in Baltimore ready to move forward with police reform except Donald Trump's DOJ?

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Women's Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU Urges Override of Howard County Sanctuary Veto

Law Designed to Protect Residents from Immigration Over-Enforcement by Trump Administration

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BEC Stresses Urgent Need to Fix City Schools’ $130 Million Gap to Mayor Pugh and Governor Hogan

Read the BEC's statement on Mayor Pugh's press conference on Baltimore City Schools' $130 million budget deficit.

Issues: Education Reform

ACLU Takes Action on Governor Hogan's Facebook Censorship

First Amendment Rights of Constituents Violated

Issues: Free Speech

Press Conference to Support Transparency in Police Misconduct Investigations

Maryland Public Information Act now blocks transparency and accountability regarding police abuse and misconduct

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Groups File New Challenge to Trump Muslim Ban

ACLU of Maryland proud to join the effort to defend the rights of immigrants and Muslims

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Religious Liberty Women's Rights

Federal Court Clears Way for Juvenile Lifers' Challenge to Maryland Parole System

Ruling Suggests Current Scheme Unconstitutional

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

Regional ACLU Affiliates File FOIA on Trump's Immigration Ban

FOIA Filed As Part of Coordinated National Campaign With 50 ACLU Affiliates

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Religious Liberty

Hearing in juvenile life sentences case

Advocates and family members press for reform

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

Stop the Retaliation Against Black Officers Challenging Eastern Shore Race Discrimination

ACLU Files Public Information Request About Prior ‘Misconduct in Office' Prosecutions

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

Judge Dismisses FOP suit seeking to block Civilian Review Board

Police accountability advocates filed a brief challenging the FOP

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Criminal Justice

DOJ Gets Involved in Pocomoke Police Race Discrimination Case

Plaintiffs Hail U.S. Department of Justice Intervention

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

ACLU Urges Justice Department to Investigate the Use and Impact of Face Recognition

ACLU of Maryland Raises Concerns About Impact in Baltimore

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice