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Recent Activity

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

ACLU Lawsuit Challenges, Demands Full Accounting of Leopold's "Enemies List"

Group Represents 11 Individuals Targeted in Dossiers and Illegal Criminal Database Searches

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices Open Government

ACLU, AFSCME Call on Division of Corrections to Show Compliance with Maryland's Social Media Privacy Law

First-in-the-nation law bars "shoulder surfing" access to social media accounts

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

Baltimore City Takes Historic First Step to Rebuild All City Schools!

New report outlines plan to ensure all city students learn in 21st century buildings.

Issues: Education Reform School Facilities

ACLU Lauds Attorney General Opinion that Same-Sex Couples Can Marry on Jan 1

Attorney General clarifies important questions, instructs clerks

Issues: LGBT Rights

Baltimore Public Housing Families Applaud Court Approval of Fair Housing Lawsuit Settlement

Agreement Continues Successful Baltimore Housing Mobility Program

Issues: Fair Housing

Settlement Continues Successful Fair Housing Program

The Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign (BRHC) is pleased to support the settlement of the long-running fair housing lawsuit, Thompson v. HUD at a hearing at the U.S. District Court of Maryland today.

Issues: Fair Housing

ACLU of Maryland Announces New Public Policy Director

Attorney Sara N. Love Joins ACLU with a Strong Record at the ACLU and Groups Working for Reproductive Freedom


ACLU of Maryland Extends Voter Hotline Hours for Early Voting: 1-888-496-ACLU

20,000 Maryland Voter Empowerment Cards Distributed to Groups Across the State

Issues: Racial Justice Disability Rights Voting Rights and Elections

ACLU of Maryland Launches "Marriage in Maryland" Fact-Check Website

Group Will Update Site to Counter Misinformation about the Civil Marriage Protection Act

Issues: LGBT Rights

ACLU Protests Censorship of Political Speech by Montgomery County Government

Advertising rules must be applied evenly

Issues: Free Speech

ACLU Opposes MTA Program Installing Pervasive Audio Surveillance of Riders as Significant Invasion of Privacy

MTA Audio Recording Previously Rejected by General Assembly

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology