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Defending civil liberties and civil rights in Maryland since 1931.
Defending civil liberties and civil rights in Maryland since 1931.

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Danielle Cook was a straight-A student who thought she fit the criteria to attend Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. However, after being told the school’s dress code and hairstyle restrictions, she realized the school’s ban on dreadlock hairstyles would keep her from attending.

After inquiries from the Baltimore Sun, Cristo Rey dropped the school’s policy that would prevent Danielle and future prospects from being admitted based on hairstyle restrictions.

Before the policy reversal, the ACLU of Maryland told the Baltimore Sun: "When private and religious schools solicit and accept state subsidies, like funding for textbooks and technology as Cristo Rey does. Those schools should agree not to discriminate against prospective students, including discrimination based on religious and ethnic hairstyles."

Learn more about our victory: http://bsun.md/1bd2fpP
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Don't miss the latest on our blog: "What's New & Next for #freedomofspeech in Montgomery County" #Maryland #puertorico #firstamendment #civilliberties  
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""If we deny basic constitutional rights to an American citizen who commits a crime on American soil, then our democracy is truly harmed.” – ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero writes, in his personal essay on the sadness and shock of the Boston Marathon bombings along with the disappointment upon hearing that the suspect has not been read his Miranda rights." #constitutionalrights #mirandarights #constitution #ACLU  
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"We've been raising concerns about E-Verify for years (along with lots of other groups!). Errors in the system will keep people from working. Gathering a huge pool of data will be an identity thief's dream. Moves to mandatory E-Verify will create a bureaucracy and privacy risk that will affect us all. And all of this costs money - lots of it." #CIR #immigrants #immigrationreform #immigration #privacy #privacyrights  
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This November, the #ACLU of Maryland wants all #Marylanders to support equality and education and #vote FOR Question 4 and Question 6!

Check out Marylanders for Marriage #Equality (mdfme.org) and Educating Maryland Kids (educatingmarylandkids.org) for more information on these important campaigns! #lgbt   #DreamAct  
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October 16 is the last day to register to #vote  in Maryland! Have you registered yet?? #voting   #Maryland   #voto   #elecciones2012   #election  
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Are you on +Twitter ? Follow us! https://twitter.com/ACLU_MD 
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Volunteer with the #ACLU  of #Maryland
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Former offenders - do you know your #voting rights? Knowledge is #power so make sure to register to vote, know your voting #rights, and help inform others! #voterID   #votersuppression  
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Interested in the upcoming 2012 Elections? Would you like to help protect voting rights? Join the ACLU of Maryland Election Protection Campaign!
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