This is the official blog of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. We believe it is our duty to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. There is no better defender of civil rights than a public that is informed and engaged.
Dr. Ivory Toldson addresses the “Kirwan” Commission on what Black students need to succeed
Just one 24 hour period in my work this week showed how dangerously misguided Baltimore leaders continue to be in their efforts to reduce violence. They are looking once again to "tough on crime" policies that lock up more Black residents, for longer periods of time.
This Women's History Month, we remember that it was a woman who founded the ACLU of Maryland: Elisabeth Gilman, daughter of the first president of Johns Hopkins University. In 1921 she formed The Maryland Civil Liberties Committee.
When Baltimore City’s chief lawyer Andre Davis reaffirmed several weeks ago that the City would not always agree to pay punitive damages judgments awarded against Baltimore Police Office
After the 2016 election, the ACLU of Maryland realized that we were in for the fight of our lives to protect the civil liberties we hold dear. However, we also received an enormous wave of support.