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Recent Activity

Groups to Call on Governor Hogan To Take Action Following Death of Freddie Gray

Maryland Coalition for Justice and Equality presses for executive action to address systemic and structural issues

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU Statement on Death of Freddie Gray in Police Custody

Read briefing paper on police-involved killings

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Criminal Justice

Marijuana Decriminalization Fix Bill Passes General Assembly, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Legislation to remove criminal penalties for possession of marijuana paraphernalia was approved by the General Assembly.

Issues: Criminal Justice

Legislature Approves Bill to Restore Voting Rights to 40,000 Marylanders

Broad Coalition Calls on Governor Hogan to Sign Legislation

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections Criminal Justice

AG letter of advice re Student Assistance Organization Business Grants

Letter addresses $5 million in dedicated funding in Governor's Supplemental Budget #2

Issues: LGBT Rights Education Funding Disability Rights Religious Liberty

ACLU Opposes Diversion of State Funds to Subsidize Private and Religious Schools

Governor Hogan Adds $5 Million in Supplemental Appropriation

Issues: LGBT Rights Education Funding Disability Rights Religious Liberty

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnant Workers

ACLU of Maryland played lead role in helping to pass state protections for pregnant workers

Issues: Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom

ACLU Briefing Paper Finds At Least 109 Police-Involved Killings Since 2010

Victims from Counties Across Maryland

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU Asks High Court to Uphold Transparency in Police Misconduct Investigations

Case Involves Racial Slur Left on Eastern Shore Woman’s Cell Phone

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

ACLU Sues NSA to Stop Mass Internet Spying

Wikimedia, Rutherford Institute, Amnesty Among 9 Plaintiffs

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Safe and Free

Parents and Students to Deliver Postcards to Governor, Urging Restoration of City School Funding

Baltimore City Delegation to Stand with Baltimore Education Coalition

Issues: Education Reform Education Funding Student Achievement Racial Justice Youth Rights

Maryland Coalition for Justice and Equality to hold Press Conference

Groups support police accountability and reform bills

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Bill to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Introduced

Bill would make marijuana legal for adults, establish regulations for cultivation and sale

Issues:

DoD Fails to Disclose Info About Gender Disparities in Admissions at Military Service Academies

The lawsuit aims to capture information about the admissions and recruitment policies at military service academies

Issues: Women's Rights

Report Tells Stories of People Given Parole-Eligible Life Sentences Yet Denied Release

ACLU seeks to pass bill to depoliticize the parole process

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

Judge Awards Full Attorneys Fees in Racial Profiling Case

Ruling upholds value of using public information law to hold government accountable

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Criminal Justice

Maryland High Court Agrees to Hear Police Accountability Case

Court to review case concerning access to information about citizen complaints of police misconduct

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Pregnancy Discrimination Case to be argued before U.S. Supreme Court

No woman should have to choose between her job and a healthy pregnancy

Issues: Disability Rights Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom

ACLU Challenges Use of "Stingray" Surveillance Technology by Baltimore Police

The devices sweep up information about innocent people and criminal suspects alike

Issues: Privacy & Technology Police Practices

ACLU speaks out on President Obama's Immigration Announcements

Executive Action Grants Temporary Reprieve from Deportation and Reforms Immigration Enforcement System

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices