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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
When a representative from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School visited Danielle Cook's class, the eighth-grader thought she fit the criteria for the rigorous college preparatory high school in Baltimore. She has been a straight-A student since preschool, is at the top of her class at Afya Public Charter School and participates in a half-dozen extracurricular activities.
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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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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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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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BREAKING: You have the RIGHT to record #police actions. 

An unprecedented statement from the Department of Justice (DOJ) affirms that the First Amendment protects the right to record police performing their duties in public. 

Check out our letter to law enforcement across #Maryland telling them now is the time to instate policies and practices that conform to the #Constitution they are sworn to protect.

http://bit.ly/recordpolice
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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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"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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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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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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Along with marriage #equality,the #Maryland #DREAM Act is also on the ballot this November! Make sure to vote to support #education for all Maryland students! #immigration #education #Maryland #politics #ACLU #equality (Thanks to our friends at JSA for the image!) 
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Defending civil liberties and civil rights in Maryland since 1931.
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The Maryland ACLU works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead their lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. The Maryland ACLU acts without partisanship to achieve these goals.

MAIN OFFICE: 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 350, Baltimore, MD 21211

FIELD OFFICE: 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 610, Takoma Park, MD 20912