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  • Georgetown student charged with possession of ricin

    Georgetown student charged with possession of ricin
    A Georgetown University student has been charged with possessing the powerful toxin ricin after it was discovered in his dorm room this week, according to court documents. Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, of Bethesda is facing federal charges for possession of...
  • The right side of history [Commentary]

    The right side of history [Commentary]
    When you read about this nation's past, it is quite obvious what the phrase "right side of history" means. We know, for example, that abolitionists, women's rights organizers and civil rights activists were on the right side of history. And quite often we...
  • Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives

    Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives
    A springtime snowfall dampening their signs, if not their spirits, several hundred activists divided into opposing groups Tuesday on the plaza in front of the Supreme Court to make their own opening arguments over the Affordable Care Act. The point of...
  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • Carroll commissioners to discuss handling of sectarian prayers Thursday

    Carroll commissioners to discuss handling of sectarian prayers Thursday
    On the day after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that paved the way for Carroll County Commissioners to reinstate their practice of sectarian prayer before meeting, the board decided it would wait until Thursday to address the issue. After a...
  • Md. courts aim to provide lawyers at bail hearings by summer

    Md. courts aim to provide lawyers at bail hearings by summer
    Criminal suspects in Maryland will have free access to lawyers at their first court appearances as soon as July, a top judiciary official said Tuesday, as the state struggles to comply with a court order that has been delayed for months amid concerns...
  • $100M meningitis settlement filed in federal court

    $100M meningitis settlement filed in federal court
    A settlement was filed in bankruptcy court Tuesday that could provide $100 million as early as next year to victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, lawyers said. New England Compounding Center, its owners,...
  • Court is fundamentally wrong on prayer [Letter]

    Court is fundamentally wrong on prayer [Letter]
    I applaud your editorial, "The local religion" (May 6). The Supreme Court's decision to allow sectarian prayers at local meetings is wrong, and the argument that the inclusion of prayers rests on "long-standing American tradition" is specious. Perhaps...
  • Bengies appeals dismissal of jury verdict over lights

    Bengies appeals dismissal of jury verdict over lights
    The fate of the Baltimore area's last drive-in theater continued to play out in the courts Monday, as the owner of Bengies Drive-In appeared before a three-judge panel in Annapolis. He asked them to reinstate an $838,000 jury award to pay for a wall...
  • There is no Constitutional protection against feeling uncomfortable [Letter]

    There is no Constitutional protection against feeling uncomfortable [Letter]
    Upon reading Dan Rodricks' piece regarding the Supreme Court decision on prayer at public meetings ("A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling," May 6), I was struck by several issues. Chief among them is the idea that we, as Americans, should...
  • Hereford parents seek restraining order over schedule

    Hereford parents seek restraining order over schedule
    Hereford High School parents who are upset about plans to change the school schedule throughout the county next year have filed a complaint in Circuit Court, seeking a temporary restraining order. The parents had filed a legal petition with the...
  • Despite another challenge to residency, Helton on ballot in Harford Senate race

    Art Helton is again seeking the State Senate seat he held more than three decades ago and, as happened when he ran four years ago, his residency has been challenged. As of the close of filing last month, Helton's name was entered in the Democratic...