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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Harlem Park: Holmes v. Baltimore Police Department

Determined to win justice and ensure that similar lockdowns never happen again, four residents of Baltimore’s Harlem Park neighborhood today filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) and former Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, charging that their state and federal constit

November 21, 2019 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

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