The official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
Crownsville: A piece of Maryland history that shouldn't be forgotten
During the 20th century, Crownsville State Hospital was an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in inhumane conditions, experienced mistreatment, and were subjected to experimentation without their informed consent.
Issues: Racial Justice Disability Rights
Why are your tax dollars subsidizing religious schools?
Tell your legislators that public dollars should be used to support public schools.
Issues: Education Reform Religious Liberty
Maryland top of the class in movement to end zero-tolerance school discipline
State is the first in the nation to enact policy changes following the announcement of new federal discipline guidelines around racial disproportionality and suspensions.
Issues: Education Reform Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Juvenile Justice
Justin Bieber? What about all the other immigrants detained & deported for lesser charges?
Why local Bieber fans should support the Maryland Trust Act
Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process
Take a Stand! Demand Affordable Housing for All!
Since the housing collapse in 2008, families are now struggling to find affordable housing in Maryland.
Issues: Fair Housing
Your right to protest in Baltimore City just got a lot easier!
In a lawsuit challenging Baltimore City’s rules governing free speech activities in City parks, the ACLU of Maryland has landed another victory at protecting your rights.
Issues: Free Speech Police Practices
TAKE A STAND TO SHUT DOWN NSA MASS SURVEILLANCE
As revelations about NSA’s spying program continues, join the ACLU to take the next step in demanding a full investigation of these unconstitutional practices.
Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology
Poverty still hits the city hardest
The suburbanization of poverty may be the trend nationwide, but Baltimore still suffers much more than its surrounding jurisdictions
Issues: Fair Housing Racial Justice
Proposed Discipline Regulations Hold Districts Accountable for Racial Disparities
Take action during public comment period to support new school discipline regulations ending zero tolerance policies
Issues: Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Education Reform School Climate
The Fight Continues: Ending Mass Incarceration in Maryland
With only 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Learn more and get involved at local events.
Issues: Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Police Practices Due Process