American Civil Liberties Union

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Justice Dept. Sides With Man Suing Baltimore Police In Recording Suit

Baltimore Police delete video of a controversial arrest at the Preakness from a man’s cell phone. Now, he’s suing and he’s got a powerful new ally.


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$60,000 Deal Ends Md. Inmate’s Open-Records Case

The state of Maryland is paying $60,000 to resolve a lawsuit that established that state prison inmates have the same right to public records as anyone else.



ACLU Suit Against Baltimore City Police Challenges Legality Of Public Recording

Caught on tape. It seems like everyone’s got a camera and when police make an arrest there’s a good chance someone’s recording.



Artist Arrested For Peddling At Inner Harbor Sparks Free Speech Debate

The arrest of an artist at the Inner Harbor is sparking a debate about free speech.


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Man Threatens To Sue Police Over Deleted Videos

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is threatening to sue Baltimore police over their actions at last year’s Preakness Stakes, where a man says officers took his cell phone and deleted his personal videos after he tried to videotape officers during their encounter with a female friend.


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Opponents Of Immigrant Tuition Bill To Submit Petitions

Opponents of the Dream Act gathered last-minute signatures on a petition to put in-state tuition for undocumented students on the ballot next year.


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ACLU Joins Md. Same-Sex Spousal Privilege Dispute

The American Civil Liberties Union is stepping into a dispute over same-sex spousal privilege in a western Maryland domestic-assault case.



Social Media Rules Revised For Md. Prison Jobs

Maryland’s prison agency said Wednesday it will no longer ask prospective correctional officers for the keys to their social media accounts after the American Civil Liberties Union complained that requiring job applicants to divulge Facebook usernames and passwords violates privacy laws.


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Some Outraged Over Prayer Service Held Before Tests

Praying for better grades. That’s what happened inside a Baltimore City school and now legal experts say it violated the separation of church and state.



U.S. Government Defends Tactics In WikiLeaks Probe

Government lawyers are defending tactics that have been used in a criminal investigation of leaks of secret documents by the WikiLeaks website.