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Recent Activity

Police Secretly Put Large Part of Baltimore Under Constant Aerial Video Surveillance

Technology Was Developed for U.S. Military in Iraq

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Due Process Criminal Justice

School police being used as auxiliary Baltimore police officers?

Statement from Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline

Issues: Education Reform Immigrants' Rights Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Police Practices Youth Rights Juvenile Justice School Climate

Baltimore Education Coalition Speaks Out on Port Covington's Impact on State Education Aid

Groups challenges MuniCap analysis

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Youth Rights

Department of Justice findings regarding the Baltimore City Police Department

Total lack of supervision and accountability has allowed abuses to flourish unchecked

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Women's Rights

Citing Governor's Claim of "Declining Revenues," Groups Ask for Transfer of Public Funding from Private to Public Schools

Call on Gov to withhold $5 million set aside for private school vouchers as part of FY2017 budget

Issues: Education Reform LGBT Rights Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Religious Liberty

REPORT: Excessive, Wrongheaded Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in Maryland

Most Could Be Safely Released on Bond While Their Cases Progress

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights Women's Rights

Statement on Police-Involved Shooting of Korryn Gaines

It should be the goal of police that all involved in encounters survive

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights Due Process Criminal Justice Women's Rights

Statement After Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers Regarding Freddie Gray

It is a travesty that not one Baltimore Police officer will be held accountable by the court

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Advocates Call on Mayor and Police Commissioner to Remove Barriers to Police Accountability

Civilian oversight and transparency in police discipline needed

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights

ACLU Slams "Postcard-Only" Prison Mail Proposal

Maryland would be first state in Nation to ban personal letters

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

ACLU Challenges Baltimore Police Union’s Attempt to Block Work of Civilian Review Board

Brief urges Court to dismiss FOP case as frivolous and contrary to improving police-community relations

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU-MD Statement on the Police Killings in Louisiana and Minnesota

ACLU-MD Statement on the Police Killings in Louisiana and Minnesota

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice

Will there be individualized justice or accountability for Mr. Gray's death?

Statement from the ACLU of Maryland

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

ACLU Defends Activists Sued For Organizing Petition Drive

Taking a stand against lawsuits intended to keep Marylanders from speaking out on matters of public concern.

Issues: Free Speech

EEOC finds "reasonable cause" to believe Pocomoke race discrimination plaintiffs

Plantiffs refute baseless attempt to excuse discrimination

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Talbot Co violated open meetings law in vote to retain Confederate statue

Closed-door meeting and vote violated state law

Issues: Racial Justice Open Government

ACLU Seeks Justice for Woman Fired for 
Being Pregnant

Women have a right not to be fired or forced out of jobs when their employers learn that they are pregnant

Issues: Disability Rights Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom

ACLU Sues to Protect Access of Migrant Farmworkers to Legal Aid

Expedited Review Sought to Lift Unconstitutional Montgomery County Police Order

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices

ACLU Sues To Ensure Consideration of Youth Status in Sentencing and Parole

Maryland must meet constitutional requirement of "a second chance" for rehabilitated juvenile lifers

Issues: Racial Justice Disability Rights Youth Rights Due Process Prisoners' Rights

Solitary confinement reporting bill passes General Assembly

Bill will shine light into Maryland's practices

Issues: Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice