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Recent Activity

ACLU joins legal complaint against Governor's Discriminatory Transportation Policy

Lack of rapid transit for African Americans in Baltimore to reach jobs, housing a civil rights issue

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Racial Justice

Mistrial declared in trial of William Porter

Statement of the ACLU of Maryland

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU speaks out about Baltimore City students' right to protest

Responds to Baltimore School System letter to parents, students, community members

Issues: Education Reform Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices

ACLU Successfully Defends Right of Homeowner to Display Political Messages on His Property

Citation Had Been Issued Based on "Black Lives Matter" Message

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices

39 Maryland Groups Press Hogan to Change Syrian Refugee Policy

Letter sent to Governor showing support for refugees

Issues: Immigrants' Rights

ACLU Speaks out Against Governor Hogan's Call to Bar Syrian Refugees

Governor's decision goes against our common humanity

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

Mobile Justice Comes to Maryland

ACLU Releases Phone App for Recording Police Encounters

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Governor Hogan: Reconsider your position and release allocated funds

The ACLU of Maryland, Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore Teachers Union, League of Women Voters, Maryland Education Coalition, Maryland Out of School Time Network, Maryland PTA, and Maryland State Education Association sent a letter to Governor Hogan about education funding.

Issues: Education Reform Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement School Climate

Advocates to hold press conference regarding state workgroup meeting on LEOBR

Groups Decry Law Enforcement-Dominated Hearing

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

ACLU Files 2nd Open Meeting Complaint Against Pocomoke

Officials Face Accusations of Racial Bias in Firing of Police Chief

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Important Cell Phone Location Data Ruling Protects Privacy

Federal Appeals Court Rules Warrant Is Required for Cell Phone Location Tracking

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Police Practices Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU Files Open Meetings Complaint Against Pocomoke City

The Real News Network, other media blocked from public town meeting on racial bias concerns with police chief firing

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Open Government

ACLU Comment on Closure of Decaying and Dangerous Jail Building in Baltimore

Maryland must provide safe housing and adequate health care to detainees

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

Baltimore City Schools Hosts Conversations About School Police

Baltimore City Public Schools and City Delegation have scheduled 7 "Community Conversations" to discuss school police policy in July 2015.

Issues: Education Reform

Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Fair Housing in Maryland and Across the Country

The United States Supreme Court today issued an important ruling, declining to rollback the protections of the Fair Housing Act – a tremendous victory for equal opportunity, and for the future of our nation

Issues: Fair Housing

ACLU Statement on Teleta Dashiell Opinion from the Court of Appeals

ACLU Statement on Teleta Dashiell Opinion from the Court of Appeals

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Seven districts lose funding under Governor Hogan's education budget for School Year 2015-16

The state legislature set aside funding in the state budget to fully fund education. Despite overwhelming bipartisan support, Governor Hogan decided not to accept the budget.

Issues: Education Reform

ACLU to Hold "Police Accountability to the Communities They Serve," Annual Chapter Dinner and Discussion

Guest speakers include Del. Alonzo Washington, sponsor of House Bill 954, to require police departments to report to the state civilian deaths as a result of a police encounter.

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

As Legislative Work Group on Police Accountability Begins, Activists to Set Out Reform Principles

Groups from across the state will then travel to Annapolis for workgroup meeting

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Ruling Upholds Right of Individuals Targeted as "Enemies" by Leopold to Seek Justice

Decision reinforces state's public information law

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Open Government