Safe and Free

 

Ever since 9/11, the ACLU of Maryland has partnered with the national ACLU to combat head-on the misconception that there is a dichotomy between security and liberty. We believe in protecting the rule of law, fundamental privacy protections and our system of checks and balances. Our work has included a public records request that uncovered illegal government spying on peaceful activists, a campaign against unlawful provisions of the Patriot Act, and opposition to state efforts to authorize tracking technologies used by law enforcement without warrants. 

 

Recent Activity - Press room

Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana, Limit Location Tracking and License Plate Readers, and Restrict Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

News article, April 14, 2014

Governor O'Malley signs five ACLU priority bills into law

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ACLU of Maryland Executive Director to be Inducted into Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

News article, March 20, 2014

Ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis

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ACLU of Maryland Announces 2014 Legislative Priorities

News article, January 8, 2014

Issues include taxing and regulating marijuana, stopping local police from enforcing civil immigration detainers, limiting email and cell phone surveillance, and ending the shackling of pregnant women.

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No Drones Without a Warrant

News article, March 18, 2013

Bill would prohibit Maryland law enforcement from using drones to gather evidence without a warrant

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ACLU Testifies Against NDAA Detention

News article, February 21, 2013

Bill opposes Maryland involvement in civilian detentions

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

News article, July 30, 2012

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

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Maryland ACLU Endorses Proposed Takoma Park NDAA Resolution

News article, April 19, 2012

Maryland affiliate and County Chapter cosponsor NDAA forum

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2012 Legislative Priorities

News article, January 11, 2012

Issues Include Marriage Equality, Criminal Justice Reform, Social Media Privacy

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