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2017 Activity

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

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

Issues:

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