The ACLU of Maryland Legal Department's docket features an array of cases and other legal advocacy touching on a wide range of civil liberties issues. It also reflects important themes. First, the ACLU of Maryland has been increasingly called upon to defend important federal civil rights laws from challenges by courts increasingly hostile to enforcing the protections of federal law. Second, the ACLU resolves legal issues with legislative remedies, bringing advocates, activists, and others together to effect social change.

From a single phone call to complex litigation, the ACLU brings the force and intent of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Maryland Declaration of Rights to life for all Marylanders. 

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Lin v. Nielsen

Residents of the small town of California, in Southern Maryland, Mr. Wanrong Lin and Ms. Hui Fang Dong, were separated by ICE’s “bait and switch” practice. Like other ICE offices across the country, the Baltimore ICE office is detaining and deporting non-citizen spouses of U.S.
March 13, 2019 Immigrants' Rights Due Process Racial Justice Police Practices

Stone v. Trump

(UPDATE: On March 23 the Trump administration announced its proposal to implement the trans military ban. On April 23, six additional individuals who want the opportunity to serve in the military and are transgender joined the ACLU's lawsuit.)

June 19, 2018 LGBTQ+ Rights Civil Rights

Laurenson v. Hogan

The ACLU of Maryland brought a lawsuit against Governor Larry Hogan that is apart of a wave of high-profile cases across the country against elected officials charged with trying to silence constituents on social media. 

August 1, 2017 Free Speech Open Government

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