Tag Archives: American Civil Liberties Union

Davis, ex-judge, will defend Baltimore’s aerial surveillance

“The fact you’re a former judge gets you nothing special in the 4th Circuit,” says Andre Davis, shown in a 2020 photo. “If anything I think they are harder on the former judge” so as not to show favoritism, he added.
 (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals might hear a familiar voice as it considers whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city last year violated Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches ...

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Civil rights groups challenge loan rules on criminal records

Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore (File)

SILVER SPRING — The Trump administration says a recent rule change allows small business owners convicted of felonies to apply for government loans to help them weather the COVID-19 pandemic, but civil rights groups claim the program revision doesn’t go ...

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New Maryland lawsuit challenges Trump travel ban

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

GREENBELT — A Maryland lawsuit is challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Maryland by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and National Immigration Law Center. The groups argue that ...

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