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2012 Activity

ACLU Appeals Ruling In State Police Racial Slur Case

Public Has a Right to Know about Handling of Citizen Complaints, Group Says

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Baltimore Police Department Fails To Comply with Illegal Arrests Settlement

Independent Auditor Report Reveals Refusal to Provide Arrest Info and More

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

Social Media Privacy Bill Passes Both Houses

Maryland becomes leader in the nation with model legislation

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

ACLU Speaks Out Against Arrest, Handcuffing of Young Children at Baltimore School

BPD's actions are appalling and in violation of state regulations on school arrests

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Youth Rights

Legislature Mandates Study of Innovative School Construction Proposal

Advocates Say Sense of Urgency Needed to Move Forward with a Comprehensive Renovation Plan

Issues: Education Reform School Facilities Youth Rights

ACLU Condemns Chief's Silence, Demands Criminal History Logs Related to Leopold's "Enemies List"

Group Also Files New Info Requests with County for Annapolis Mayor, Delegate Dwyer, and More

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Open Government

ACLU Speaks Out on AA County Police Chief Teare's Refusal to Testify

The Council and voters have a right to know

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Open Government

ACLU Calls for State Audit of Crime Database Use in Anne Arundel County

Group wants to know if information in the database was inappropriately accessed and disseminated

Issues: Police Practices Open Government Free Speech

ACLU Files Information Requests on More Possible Leopold Victims, Including Sex Discrimination Plaintiffs

Group Says Leopold and Police Chief Must Account Publicly for their Actions

Issues:

Leopold "Dossiers" Reveal Illegal Political Opposition Research, Potentially Illegal Use of State Crime Database

ACLU to File Additional Information Requests on Behalf of Other Potential Victims

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Open Government

ACLU Files Information Request Demanding Leopold "Enemies List"

Group Asserts Police Actions May Violate New "No Spying" Law

Issues: Free Speech Open Government

ACLU Pushes for Social Media Privacy Bill

Group, Client to Testify in Support of Bill to Block Employers from Asking for Social Media Passwords

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

ACLU Supports Bills that Promote Public Safety While Saving Money

ACLU To Testify in Support of Bills to Eliminate Need for Governor In Pardon Process for Juvenile Offenses; Establish "Good Time Credits"

Issues: Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

Transform Baltimore Testifies in Annapolis

Teachers, Students, and Advocates Support Bill Laying the Foundation for a Mass-Scale School Construction Program

Issues: Education Reform School Facilities

ACLU Pushes for Social Media Privacy Bill

Group, Client to Testify in Support of Bill to Block Employers from Asking for Social Media Passwords

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

As Legislative Process Ends, Referendum Begins in Maryland

Issues: LGBT Rights

Maryland House of Delegates Passes Marriage Equality Bill

With Major Hurdle Cleared, Marriage Equality Supporters Prepare for Vote in Senate

Issues: LGBT Rights

VIDEO: Legendary Baltimore Family Featured in Marriage Equality Ad

The Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition today announced that members of the prominent Murphy family of Baltimore are featured in the coalition’s 13th web ad calling for marriage equality in the Free State.

Issues: LGBT Rights

Federal Court Hearing in Preakness Video Recording Case

A hearing before the Federal District Court will take place on Monday, February 13 in Sharp v. BPD.

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

2012 Legislative Priorities

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

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