Maryland redistricting case to be heard in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on congressional district gerrymandering on March 26, including one from Maryland, which could have far-reaching implications on how future electoral maps are drawn. The justices could, for…

Photos, private information to be blocked under 9-1-1 bill

In anticipation of an update to statewide 9-1-1 communication systems by 2021, gruesome imagery of crime scenes or injuries, individuals’ medical histories and identification of domestic violence or rape victims may be protected from public view under legislation in the Maryland General Assembly.

Maryland a battleground state in fight against transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — As legislative and court battles rage over the question of whether transgender people are fit to serve in the military, two service members with ties to Maryland are at the heart of the fight. Regan Kibby, a student…

Battle lines drawn on public funding for private schools

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — More than 1,000 private school students and chaperones greeted and cheered Gov. Larry Hogan’s arrival down the steps of the Maryland State House on Nonpublic School Advocacy day Thursday morning.

Police transparency called for in Maryland counties

ANNAPOLIS– ACLU, CASA, and other organizations spoke out in support of a recent bill that changes police misconduct complaints from personnel records to public ones at a press conference Tuesday.

Civil rights groups push legislation on police transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis Wednesday.

Maryland groups, citizens and attorney general join suits against travel order

WASHINGTON – A refugee resettlement group based in Silver Spring, Maryland, has joined the legal fight against President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations in the Middle East and Africa. HIAS – represented by the ACLU,…

Community-police relations a legislative priority, ACLU says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland–After Maryland’s 2016 legislative session gave way to notable criminal justice reform, the ACLU of Maryland is looking to revive some prolonged efforts in improving the community-police relationship that may have fallen to the wayside. The majority of the…

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