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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Medrano v. Jenkins

Defending her constitutional right to due process and to be protected against unlawful search and seizure, Sara Medrano, a Latina Frederick County resident, is challenging racial profiling and illegal detention she endured from two Frederick County sheriff’s deputies who tried to hold her for U.S

July 11, 2019 Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices

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