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ACLU of Md. files suits challenging confidentiality clauses in police settlements

The practices of prohibiting plaintiffs in police misconduct lawsuits from speaking critically of police as a condition of receiving settlements and otherwise shielding records of the agreements are being challenged in two lawsuits. The cases, announced Thursday by the ACLU ...

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Supreme Court sides with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class. The justices ...

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ACLU is seeing a Trump-era surge in members and donations

NEW YORK — The nearly century-old American Civil Liberties Union says it is suddenly awash in donations and new members as it does battle with President Donald Trump over the extent of his constitutional authority, with nearly $80 million in ...

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Federal judge hears arguments on Md.’s life sentences for juveniles

Maryland’s parole system for juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison has “morphed” into one of executive clemency that does not comply with a series of recent Supreme Court rulings requiring such offenders be allowed a meaningful opportunity to prove ...

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Baltimore lawyer honored for pro bono work fights for prisoners’ religious freedoms

For many men, facial hair length can be a style choice or a religious requirement. For prisoner Gregory Holt, his freedom to grow a half-inch beard for religious purposes was taken away due to Arkansas state law. And when the ...

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ACLU of Md. alleges unconstitutional parole system for ‘juvenile lifers’

Sentencing juveniles to life in prison in Maryland is unconstitutional because they don’t have a meaningful chance at parole, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Young offenders don’t get the second chance to which they’re ...

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ACLU unveils video recording app for police encounters

Civil liberties organizations say a new smartphone application will help increase accountability for law enforcement in the wake of a number of high-profile national incidents, including the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. The Mobile Justice smartphone app, offered free ...

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