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Recent Activity

Settlement Over Trans Student Access Case in Talbot County

Max Brennan was prevented from using the boys' restrooms, locker rooms because he is transgender

Issues: LGBT Rights School Facilities Youth Rights

Judge Rejects City of Salisbury's Attempt to Dismiss ACLU Lawsuit

City Fails to Sidestep Public Release of Police Misconduct Documents

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

ACLU Calls on Prison System to Reverse Rule Severely Limiting Access to Books in Violation of First Amendment

New DOC Rules Largely Eliminate Access to Books; Forbids Families from Having Books Sent to Loved Ones

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Open Government Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Women's Rights

Press Freedom, Attorney Ethics, and Police Accountability All Championed in Baltimore Police "Gag Order" Case

Amicus Briefs Filed in Appeals Court by Broad Range of Groups Challenging Free Speech Restrictions on Victims of Police Abuse

Issues: Free Speech Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Criminal Justice Women's Rights

ACLU Announces New Executive Director, Dana Vickers Shelley

ACLU Building Mobilization, Equity Focus to Have a Greater Impact

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Immigrants' Rights Free Speech LGBT Rights Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Due Process Voting Rights and Elections Religious Liberty Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom School Climate

Western Maryland RISE Coalition Denounces Sheriff Jenkins' 287(g) Program Comments

Sheriff comments made at panel discussion about the federal program

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

ACLU Defends Free Speech of Baltimore Co Student Reprimanded for "Taking a Knee" During Pledge

Family Seeks to Clarify County Rules to Support Silent Protest

Issues: Education Reform Free Speech Racial Justice Youth Rights

ACLU raises transparency concerns about Baltimore Police Review Board meeting

On the agenda is discussion of controversial Harlem Park cordon

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

ACLU Wins Free Speech Settlement Over Governor Hogan's Facebook Censorship

New Social Media Policy Provides Broad Access for Constituents

Issues: Free Speech Open Government

Victory for Maryland transgender students

Federal Court Rules Maryland Transgender Boy's Access to Restrooms and Locker Rooms that Align With His Gender Identity is Protected by Law

Issues: LGBT Rights Youth Rights Women's Rights School Climate

ACLU Urges Harford County Schools Not to Ban Students from Participating in Walkout

ACLU Also Releases “Fact Sheet” on Student Walkouts in Public Schools


Activist Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Free Speech Restrictions at Lawyers' Mall

Suit Challenges as Unconstitutional State Regulation 
Blocking Solicitation During Demonstrations

Issues: Free Speech

Persistent Surveillance's cynical attempt to profit off Baltimore's trauma

ACLU-MD Statement re Persistent Surveillance Systems in Baltimore

Issues: Privacy & Technology Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process Criminal Justice

Government Accountability, Police Misconduct, and Baltimore's Gun Trace Task Force

Baltimore City cannot simply wash its hands of the matter and leave victims without any remedy

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Criminal Justice


The American Civil Liberties Union filed a brief today with the Supreme Court in support of a challenge brought by Maryland Republican voters who are contesting congressional redistricting lines drawn by the majority Democrats.

Issues: Voting Rights and Elections

Caucus of African American Leaders, ACLU Challenge Free Speech Restrictions at Lawyers' Mall

State Used Unconstitutional Regulation to Block Civil Rights Group from Raising Funds for a Maryland Victim of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Issues: Free Speech

Media Release: Documents Reveal Grand Jury Abuse by Anne Arundel County State's Attorney, More

Response to public information request by ACLU and Caucus of African American Leaders

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

ACLU seeks Harlem Park police body camera footage

Request Filed Under Maryland's Public Information Law

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government Due Process

ACLU Speaks Out About Police Cordon of Harlem Park, Baltimore

Clear explanation from the City as to why this unprecedented action has been necessary

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

ACLU sends public info requests for local goverment proposals to Amazon

Group seeks to ensure government transparency in the disbursement of subsidies

Issues: Racial Justice Open Government