HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says a state senator is seeking to limit local police involvement in immigration enforcement.
The ACLU says Democrat Victor Ramirez of Prince George's County is announcing the legislation Tuesday in Hyattsville. A Ramirez staff member said Monday that details of the bill were still being ironed out.
The ACLU says the Maryland Trust Act will restore community trust in local law enforcement.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit challenging a Dover ordinance that prohibits sex offenders from living within 500 feet of day care centers.
The ACLU filed the lawsuit in February on behalf of Michael A. Justice, a registered sex offender who began living at his mother's apartment before the ordinance was adopted.
The ACLU said in a statement Tuesday that because the city has added a grandfather clause to the ordinance and Justice can stay in his home, there's no need for a court ruling.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed for a court order to enforce reforms in Delaware prisons claiming the Department of Corrections has failed to follow through on its promises to protect female prisoners from sexual assault.
The legal action comes five years after a female prisoner reported being raped by a prison guard.
That resulted in a year and a-half of civil lawsuits brought with the help of the ACLU which resulted in a settlement.
The agreement required the Corrections Department to carry out a series of reforms at the Baylor Women’s Institution.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Officials from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that will allow police to obtain cell phone tracking information without a search warrant.
The civil liberties group will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday at 1 p.m.
ACLU officials say that law enforcement should obtain a search warrant based upon probable cause before accessing this information.
According to the ACLU, mobile phones register their location with cell phone networks several times a minute.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's highest court has ruled police must release files relating to how authorities investigate racial profiling.
The Maryland Court of Appeals released the decision on Thursday.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP have contended the Maryland State Police must turn over the record. Police have argued the documents are personnel records that are exempt from disclosure under Maryland's public information law.