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ACLU releases documents on background searches

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is renewing its call for explanations about criminal history database searches of people on an enemies list of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 06:33pm EDT

Tags: John Leopold, civil rights, Maryland Attorney General

Lawsuit challenges Va. ballot access law

The Libertarian Party is challenging a state law that allows only Virginia residents to circulate petitions to get independent or minor party candidates on the presidential general election ballot, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 04:14pm EDT

Tags: Libertarian Party, Darryl Bonner

Lawsuits filed in Va. jail strip searches

Nine female contractors are suing Portsmouth City Jail officials, alleging jail employees violated their constitutional rights when they forced them to strip and undergo visual body-cavity searches during a drug-smuggling investigation.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 04:12pm EDT

Tags: Portsmouth City Jail, strip search,

Former ACLU director of D.C. to speak about slavery

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 04:24am EDT

Tags: D.C., slavery,

Baltimore police handcuff kids arrested at school

Civil rights advocates are objecting to the handcuffing of four children arrested by Baltimore police at school.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:57pm EDT

Tags: arrest, students, Baltimore

ACLU to Va State Police: Halt social media reviews

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday urged the Virginia State Police to stop demanding a look at job applicants' Facebook and Twitter accounts, calling the practice an invasion of privacy akin to eavesdropping on a phone call or opening someone's mail.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 05:56pm EDT

Tags: Virginia State Police, social media reviews

Virginia ACLU names Gastanaga executive director

The ACLU of Virginia's nationwide search for a new executive director ended in its own back yard.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:14pm EDT

Tags: Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, Richmond

ACLU files for information on county executive's spending

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is filing new public information act requests Friday, after getting information earlier this week that indicated police officers and staff researched Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's political opponents.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 01:18pm EDT

Tags: John Leopold, Carl Snowden, Anne Arundel County

Va. ballot suit dies after last plaintiff dismissed

The lawsuit by four Republican presidential candidates challenging Virginia's ballot access law is now dead.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 06:43am EST

Tags: Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, ballot access law, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Pat Millins, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, John Gibney, absentee ballots, Virginia State Board of Elections,

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