The American Civil Liberties Union says police are violating drivers' rights with license plate scanners that can be used to track their whereabouts with little oversight on how such data is used or stored.
A prominent gay rights organization that helped bankroll Maryland's effort to pass same-sex marriage last year announced on Tuesday a new $3 million plan to push for such unions in several more states in the next three years.
The grievance system for inmates at the Baltimore jail should be a key tool to alert officials to corrupt officers but is instead a "complete joke," says David Rocah, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. State officials strongly disagree.
For binational same-sex couples across the United States — including those legally married in Maryland — the court's 5-4 ruling offered the prospect of relief from an immigration quagmire that has disrupted lives, threatened relationships and wrought havoc on their emotional and financial stability.
WASHINGTON — A coalition of civil liberties and immigrant advocates led by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland wants to strengthen a provision in the Senate's sweeping immigration bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling.
The study found that African-Americans were almost three times as likely to be arrested for possession as white people. Statewide, that number was below the national average, but in Baltimore black people were more than five times as likely to be arrested as whites.
Criticism mounted Thursday over the gift of a National Rifle Association lifetime membership from Anne Arundel County Republicans to a boy who was suspended from school in March when he chewed a pastry into the shape of a pistol.
While former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold works in a food bank to satisfy the community service requirement of his sentence for misconduct in office, accusations stemming from his legal troubles are reaching another former county official.
As lawmakers in the state, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, celebrate an end to the death penalty for the state's most violent offenders, killings in state prisons — some involving inmates such as Jerrod Pridget, who was serving a relatively short sentence on gun and drug charges — have spiked in recent months.
A 2013 Maryland General Assembly bill bearing the name of a Howard County teenager who killed herself last year was expected to be signed into law, but still stands on shaky constitutional ground, an official of the Maryland ACLU said.
A group of students at Johns Hopkins is reviving a campus anti-abortion group that members say will perform "sidewalk counseling" — attempting to discourage pregnant women entering clinics from going through with the procedure.
Federal public defenders in Maryland will have to take furlough days starting this week to accommodate spending cuts from sequestration. Nationally, judiciary spending is reduced by almost $350 million.
A Baltimore County Council member has withdrawn a controversial bill that sought to bar protests near public and private schools in the county — a measure that drew wide criticism from organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, the county teachers union and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, a national anti-abortion organization
In a long-sought victory for Baltimore, the Maryland Senate voted Friday for a plan that will provide $1 billion to launch an unprecedented systemwide drive to rebuild and renovate the city's crumbling school buildings.
Maryland could be come one of a handful of states that grant special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants under legislation garnering strong support in Annapolis. The bill would expand and extend an existing two-tiered driver's license system to include more than 100,000 people whose immigration status currently prevents them from applying for a license. Gov. Martin O'Malley also backs the plan, which now moves to the House of Delegates.