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Recent Activity

ACLU Advocates for Immigrants Rights Bills

Group supports limited use drivers licenses and opposed E-Verify

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice

Federal Court Rebukes Baltimore Police Lawyers for "Veritable Witch Hunt"

$1,000 Fine Ordered Paid to Man Harassed for Recording Police Incident at Preakness

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Due Process

ACLU Advocates for Student Social Media Privacy Bills

Legislation builds on new employee social media privacy law

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Youth Rights

ACLU Opposes Bill to Put Police Officers in Every School

Criminalizing Minor Discipline Issues Does More Harm Than Good

Issues: Racial Justice Youth Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU Advocates for Marijuana Decriminalization

Reform Needed to Reduce Bloated, Biased Prison System

Issues: Racial Justice Criminal Justice

ACLU To Testify for Bill to End Shackling of Pregnant Women

Practice is unhumane and dangerous

Issues: Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom

ACLU Concerned About Cell Phone Tracking

Testifies in Support of Bill Requiring Search Warrant

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Due Process

Protecting Pregnant Women in the Workplace

ACLU Supports Bill Ensuring Pregnant Workers are Not Discriminated Against

Issues: Women's Rights

Thousands Rally in Annapolis for Baltimore City School Construction

3,000 parents, students, teachers, advocates, and community members gathered in Annapolis to show their support for the "Block Grant Bill" (HB860/SB743)

Issues: Education Reform

ACLU Testifies Against NDAA Detention

Bill opposes Maryland involvement in civilian detentions

Issues: Safe and Free Due Process

ACLU Testifies in Support of Same-Day Registration, Early Voting Expansion

Legislation would improve access to voting

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections

ACLU Says Study Needed for "Prosecution for Profit" Companies

Companies threaten criminal prosecution using prosecutors' official letterhead

Issues: Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU Supports Universal Access to Driver Licenses for Maryland Residents

The ACLU strongly supports this much-needed proposal because of the fundamental importance of driver's licenses to public safety and to individuals' ability to perform the most essential daily tasks.

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice

ACLU Supports Bill to Prohibit Audio Surveillance on Public Transit

Transit riders should not have to give up their fundamental right to privacy

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

ACLU Opposes Cell Phone Tracking Bill

Legislation Would Set Too Low A Standard for Police Obtaining Personal Information

Issues: Privacy & Technology Police Practices Due Process

ACLU of Maryland Statement Regarding Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's Criminal Conviction for Misconduct in Office

Issues: Open Government

High Court Rejects Maryland State Police Effort to Block Disclosure of Records on Racial Profiling Complaints

MSP must turn over records pertaining to racial profiling complaints under the state's public information law

Issues: Racial Justice Police Practices Open Government

Board of Public Works Approves Attorneys' Fees for Important Civil Rights Case

Fee Amount Compounded by State's Prior Refusals to Pay

Issues: Free Speech Voting Rights and Elections

ACLU Questions State's Attorneys About Authorizing Private Companies to Threaten Prosecution For Profit

Details Sought About "Private Prosecution Programs"

Issues: Due Process Criminal Justice

New State Discipline Regulations Aim to Keep Students in the Classroom!

Changes to the state discipline code would refocus school discipline on keeping students connected and in school.

Issues: Education Reform School Climate