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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Miranda v. Barr

Three plaintiffs, Marvin Amilcar Dubon Miranda, Ajibade Thompson Adegoke, and Jose de la Cruz Espinoza, represented by the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Maryland are challenging the Trump administration’s failure to provide fair hea

April 30, 2020 Immigrants' Rights Due Process Racial Justice

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