The ACLU of Maryland contends Gov. Larry Hogan's deletion of Facebook comments is tantamount to censorship.
The civil rights organization sent the Republican governor a letter Friday outlining its legal argument that Hogan violated the First Amendment rights of his constituents when he deleted their comments from his official Facebook page and banned some people from posting.
The letter said Hogan's actions also violate the state's social media policy, and it asked the governor to reinstate seven ACLU clients who have been banned.
"If he does not, we'll take him to court," said Deborah Jeon, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union.