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2012 Activity

ACLU Lawsuit Challenges, Demands Full Accounting of Leopold's "Enemies List"

Group Represents 11 Individuals Targeted in Dossiers and Illegal Criminal Database Searches

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Open Government

ACLU, AFSCME Call on Division of Corrections to Show Compliance with Maryland's Social Media Privacy Law

First-in-the-nation law bars "shoulder surfing" access to social media accounts

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

ACLU Lauds Attorney General Opinion that Same-Sex Couples Can Marry on Jan 1

Attorney General clarifies important questions, instructs clerks

Issues: LGBT Rights

Baltimore Public Housing Families Applaud Court Approval of Fair Housing Lawsuit Settlement

Agreement Continues Successful Baltimore Housing Mobility Program

Issues: Fair Housing

Settlement Continues Successful Fair Housing Program

The Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign (BRHC) is pleased to support the settlement of the long-running fair housing lawsuit, Thompson v. HUD at a hearing at the U.S. District Court of Maryland today.

Issues: Fair Housing

ACLU of Maryland Announces New Public Policy Director

Attorney Sara N. Love Joins ACLU with a Strong Record at the ACLU and Groups Working for Reproductive Freedom

Issues:

ACLU of Maryland Extends Voter Hotline Hours for Early Voting: 1-888-496-ACLU

20,000 Maryland Voter Empowerment Cards Distributed to Groups Across the State

Issues: Racial Justice Disability Rights Voting Rights and Elections

ACLU of Maryland Launches "Marriage in Maryland" Fact-Check Website

Group Will Update Site to Counter Misinformation about the Civil Marriage Protection Act

Issues: LGBT Rights

ACLU Protests Censorship of Political Speech by Montgomery County Government

Advertising rules must be applied evenly

Issues: Free Speech

ACLU Opposes MTA Program Installing Pervasive Audio Surveillance of Riders as Significant Invasion of Privacy

MTA Audio Recording Previously Rejected by General Assembly

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

ACLU Distributing 20,000 Maryland Voter Empowerment Cards to Groups Across the State

Voters can report problems on Election Day by calling hotline: 1-888-496-ACLU

Issues: Racial Justice Disability Rights Voting Rights and Elections Criminal Justice

ACLU Pushes for Government Transparency, Accountability in Maryland State Police Racial Slur Case

ACLU of Maryland today asked Maryland's Court of Special Appeals to overturn a lower court ruling permitting the department to shield all records of complaint investigations from public scrutiny.

Issues: Racial Justice

Court Hearing in Maryland State Police Racial Slur Case

ACLU of Maryland is asking the Court of Special Appeals to overturn a lower court ruling permitting the department to shield all records of complaint investigations from public scrutiny.

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

NAACP LDF: Baltimore Public Housing Families Win Settlement in Fair Housing Lawsuit

Agreement Will Continue Successful Baltimore Housing Mobility Program

Issues: Fair Housing Racial Justice

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

Info Sought on How Cameras are Used by 
Police Agencies and How Data is Stored

Issues: Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Police Practices Open Government Due Process

ACLU: You have the right to record police actions

DOJ Guidance Could Make Maryland a National Model for Protecting Citizens' Rights to Record Official Actions

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Police Practices

Supreme Court Decision on Arizona Law Shows Maryland Was Right to Reject Anti-Immigrant Provisions

Tide Has Already Turned in Maryland against "Show Me Your Papers"

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Police Practices Racial Justice

Leopold Employees Improperly Accessed Data

Criminal History Databases Were Accessed to Gather “Enemies” Information

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Open Government

Local Group Concerned About Hurlock Council's Sectarian Prayer

ACLU, Local Ministers Raise Religious Liberty Concerns Over Sectarian Prayers at Hurlock Town Meetings

Issues: Religious Liberty

New Video Profiles Cutting Edge School Building Renovation

Students at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School Inspired by Allied Health Suite

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