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. 

The ACLU reached a settelement in the case that includes a new social media policy that will govern Gov. Hogan's Facebook page, mandates the creation of a second Facebook page dedicated to providing a public forum where constituents can raise a host of issues for the governor's attention, and creates an appeals process for constituents who feel their comments have been improperly deleted, or that they have been wrongfully blocked.


Deborah A. Jeon from the ACLU of Maryland

Date filed

August 1, 2017



Case number

Case 8:17-cv-02162-DKC