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  • Lawmakers debate reforms to address gun backlog

    As lawmakers debate a measure to strengthen protections against the sale of guns to people legally barred from owning them, gun advocates are complaining that the proposal could further drag out sales already delayed for months by a large backlog in state...
  • Appeals court clears Leopold to run for office again

    Appeals court clears Leopold to run for office again
    A Maryland appeals court upheld former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's convictions of misconduct Wednesday but struck down a part of his sentence that prevents him from running for office while on probation. Leopold was found guilty in...
  • Carroll commissioner 'willing to go to jail' over right to pray

    Carroll commissioner 'willing to go to jail' over right to pray
    A day after a federal judge barred Carroll County commissioners from invoking Jesus Christ in their pre-meeting prayers, Commissioner Robin B. Frazier did just that — twice — saying she was willing to go to jail for her beliefs. “...
  • Lost in jail, defendants wait weeks for chance at freedom

    Lost in jail, defendants wait weeks for chance at freedom
    Shykill Brewer was arrested on a misdemeanor gun charge days before Christmas. He should have been able to post bail in plenty of time to celebrate with his infant son and the rest of his family, but instead spent six weeks in jail. Under court rules,...
  • Citing Leopold decision, Baltimore state Senate candidate appeals probation violation

    Citing Leopold decision, Baltimore state Senate candidate appeals probation violation
    Baltimore political consultant Julius Henson appealed Wednesday a Circuit Court ruling that he violated his probation by running for a state Senate seat. His lawyer said Henson's case is bolstered by Wednesday's ruling by the state Court of Special...
  • After 8 years in prison for 2 murders, man charged in teen's killing

    After 8 years in prison for 2 murders, man charged in teen's killing
    In 2006, Baltimore prosecutors agreed to a plea that would send David Thornton to prison for eight years for a pair of murders. The assistant state's attorney assigned the case said that while it was a light sentence, "maybe he can't kill anyone …...
  • Top court throws out challenge to State Center redevelopment

    Top court throws out challenge to State Center redevelopment
    Maryland's top court cleared the way Thursday for the long-stalled State Center redevelopment — a planned $1.5 billion "village" of offices, homes, a supermarket and shops on the site of a 1950s-era government complex in midtown Baltimore. "We're...
  • Tea party lessons [Commentary]

    Tea party lessons [Commentary]
    What makes the tea party movement so effective at mobilizing voters and winning elections is the same thing that may limit its effectiveness in the future: its decentralized nature. The tea party movement is politics guerrilla-style. The first thing a...
  • Hopkins doctor's files included 1,200 videos, images of patients undressed

    Hopkins doctor's files included 1,200 videos, images of patients undressed
    The Johns Hopkins gynecologist suspected of surreptitiously recording patients had more than 1,200 video clips and images depicting them in states of undress, according to prosecutors, a collection investigators believe he amassed over the course of eight...
  • Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus

    Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus
    The Carroll County commissioners must stop opening their meetings with prayers to Jesus Christ, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, a decision that comes amid a national debate over the limits of religious observation by public bodies. U.S. District Judge...
  • Getting out of jail free [Editorial]

    Getting out of jail free  [Editorial]
    A favorable Senate committee vote this week for the amended Senate Bill 973, which would solve a state public defender problem and offer some measure of bail reform, was a step in the right direction that should be repeated by the rest of the legislature....
  • One-sided view of Obamacare [Letter]

    One-sided view of Obamacare [Letter]
    Having recently read The Sun for the first time in years and seen a completely one-sided editorial on the upcoming Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, contraception and how bad the Republicans are, I'm reminded why I don't subscribe to your paper ("Don't...