ST. LOUIS — Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is getting support from an unlikely source: Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, who was paralyzed 35 years ago by a bullet apparently fired by Franklin. Franklin is set for execution Nov. 20 in Missouri for a 1977 murder. But he’s claimed responsibility for nearly two dozen other […]
Two state delegates battling for the Democratic nomination for Maryland attorney general will duel in Annapolis next year over how best to deal with revenge porn.
WASHINGTON — Newly disclosed U.S. government files provide an inside look at the Homeland Security Department’s practice of seizing and searching electronic devices at the border without showing reasonable suspicion of a crime or getting a judge’s approval. The documents published Monday describe the case of David House, a young computer programmer in Boston who […]
LOS ANGELES — A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said in a report that the previously undisclosed program instructs federal immigration officers to find […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It’s been 2 ½ years since Gulet Mohamed, then 19, found himself stuck in Kuwait, unable to return to the United States because of his apparent placement on the government’s no-fly list. Mohamed made it back to the U.S. not long after a federal lawsuit was filed on his behalf in January […]
WASHINGTON — You can drive, but you can’t hide. A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good. For the first time, the […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will likely stop defending a law that stripped Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood after the Supreme Court declined to hear the case Tuesday, an attorney who represents the nation’s largest abortion provider said. Indiana is among more than a dozen states that have enacted or considered laws to prevent taxpayers’ money from […]
The ACLU of Maryland is urging the U.S. Justice Department to reopen a voting-rights challenge against Wicomico County, citing what the group called the continuing, decades-long underrepresentation of blacks on the county council.
WASHINGTON — Pro-business legislation aimed at helping companies fend off sophisticated foreign hackers sailed through the House on Thursday despite a White House veto threat and an outcry from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that say it leaves Americans vulnerable to spying by the military. The House vote, 288-127, puts the spotlight on the […]
An Owings Mills violinist who says he has been threatened with arrest for playing the violin on the Boardwalk in Ocean City is suing the city over the noise ordinance enacted last June.
OCEAN CITY — A violinist is suing Ocean City, saying police hassled him over his music while enforcing a restrictive noise ordinance. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued on behalf of William F. Hassay Jr., who says he stopped playing on the Boardwalk last year for fear of being arrested and had to perform […]
Anne Arundel County will not provide former County Executive John R. Leopold with legal counsel in a civil action filed against him by the ACLU.