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Recent Activity

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

Report Outlines the Consequences of Maryland's Diversion Programs for Noncitizens

Report finds guilty plea requirements lead to prolonged detention, deportation

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

Victory in "bullhorn" anti-protest case against Kwame Rose

Final charge dropped, called "unlawful"

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

Frivolous "SLAPP" Lawsuit Seeking to Block Free Speech in Harford County Dismissed

SLAPP suits seek to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with litigation costs

Issues: Free Speech

Police Secretly Put Large Part of Baltimore Under Constant Aerial Video Surveillance

Technology Was Developed for U.S. Military in Iraq

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

School police being used as auxiliary Baltimore police officers?

Statement from Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline

Issues: Education Reform Immigrants' Rights Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Police Practices Youth Rights Juvenile Justice School Climate

Baltimore Education Coalition Speaks Out on Port Covington's Impact on State Education Aid

Groups challenges MuniCap analysis

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Youth Rights

Department of Justice findings regarding the Baltimore City Police Department

Total lack of supervision and accountability has allowed abuses to flourish unchecked

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Women's Rights

Citing Governor's Claim of "Declining Revenues," Groups Ask for Transfer of Public Funding from Private to Public Schools

Call on Gov to withhold $5 million set aside for private school vouchers as part of FY2017 budget

Issues: Education Reform LGBT Rights Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Religious Liberty