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  • Ray and Janay Rice celebrate wedding in front of Ravens teammates

    Ray and Janay Rice celebrate wedding in front of Ravens teammates
    Should we be happy for them? Ray Rice and the former Janay Palmer, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two-year-old daughter, celebrated their marriage last week at the Four Seasons Baltimore in front of friends, including fellow Ravens Torrey...
  • James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore

    James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore
    James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal district judge in Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83. "Judge Miller was an...
  • First defendants get lawyers at bail hearings in Maryland

    First defendants get lawyers at bail hearings in Maryland
    In the aftermath of an eight-year court battle, a major change in the way Maryland's justice system operates finally boiled down Tuesday to one simple question. "Would you like to have a court-appointed attorney?" court Commissioner Jennifer Colton asked...
  • O'Malley policy draws criticism from immigrant groups

    O'Malley policy draws criticism from immigrant groups
    A policy that Gov. Martin O'Malley said would limit deportations from Baltimore to cases in which the immigrant poses a threat to public safety is facing criticism from advocates, who say it contains a loophole so large it will inevitably fall short of...
  • Conviction of Maryland alum -- dubbed 'cannibal cop' -- is overturned

    Conviction of Maryland alum -- dubbed 'cannibal cop' -- is overturned
    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York's "cannibal cop" released from jail after overturning the former city police officer's conviction for plotting to kidnap, kill and cook women. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan threw out the...
  • A foundation for advancement [Letter]

    A foundation for advancement [Letter]
    We are writing in response to the June 30 Baltimore Sun article "Equality's Struggles," featuring Esther McCready, a 1953 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. The article's sub-head, "Setting the Foundation," could not be more...
  • O'Malley criticizes Supreme Court on contraception case

    O'Malley criticizes Supreme Court on contraception case
    Gov. Martin O'Malley sharply criticized Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that certain corporations can cite religious grounds in refusing to pay for employee's contraception coverage.  The ruling, spurred by a lawsuit from Hobby Lobby, picks at one of...
  • Glen Burnie man acquitted in shooting death of visitor to his home

    A Glen Burnie man was acquitted Friday of charges that he murdered a man who barged into his home last fall. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford II ruled that prosecutors had not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Matthew...
  • Hobby Lobby decision was legally sound [Letter]

    Hobby Lobby decision was legally sound [Letter]
    The Sun's editorial board really should read the Supreme Court decision, not just the dissent, before you write an editorial on it ("Corporations v. People," July 1). First, this decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • Hobby Lobby: look behind the headlines [Commentary]

    Hobby Lobby: look behind the headlines [Commentary]
    The Greens, the evangelical Christians who own 500 craft shops called Hobby Lobby, aren't the people on whom we should be focusing our anger this week. Neither is the Mennonite Hahn family, owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties They aren't the bad guys....
  • Sentences challenged for Maryland prisoners deemed to have violent pasts

    Sentences challenged for Maryland prisoners deemed to have violent pasts
    A little-noticed and highly technical Supreme Court decision is opening the way for dozens of federal inmates from Maryland to seek reduced sentences — even though trial judges found they had violent criminal pasts. For some, the high court...