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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Ruling could scrub quarter of sex offender registry

    Ruling could scrub quarter of sex offender registry
    One-fourth of the names on Maryland's sex offender registry could be removed after the state's top court expanded Monday on an earlier ruling that adding offenders from before the list was created violated the state constitution. The Court of Appeals...
  • In the light of judicial scrutiny, a dark memory

    In the light of judicial scrutiny, a dark memory
    The tree still lives at the corner of Wolfe and Monument streets, in the midst of the sprawling Johns Hopkins Hospital complex of East Baltimore. The tree lives in memory of Alan Trimakas, a medical student who never got to be the doctor he wanted to be...
  • Alito agrees: Your birth control is not your boss business [Commentary]

    Alito agrees: Your birth control is not your boss business [Commentary]
      Abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building on Monday holding signs that read "Birth Control: Not My Boss's Business." Much to their chagrin, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito agreed in his ruling in the Hobby Lobby case....
  • Bel Air Police arrest second man suspected in snowball stand break-in

    Bel Air Police arrest second man suspected in snowball stand break-in
    An investigation into two snowball stand burglaries in Bel Air has resulted in the identification of two suspects – one of whom has an extensive criminal record and was characterized during a bail hearing as a "danger to the community." Earlier...
  • In 2014, why are women still struggling to get basic care? [Commentary]

    In 2014, why are women still struggling to get basic care? [Commentary]
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a troubling ruling in favor of two corporations that argued that they should not have to provide insurance coverage for their employees' birth control because of the business owners' personal religious beliefs....
  • Misreporting the Hobby Lobby decision [Letter]

    Misreporting the Hobby Lobby decision [Letter]
    The Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case was confined specifically to exempting some employers from having to pay for medications or procedures that terminate a pregnancy after conception ("Court sides with employers in contraception case," June...
  • With Hobby Lobby decision, extremist views are now mainstream [Letter]

    With Hobby Lobby decision, extremist views are now mainstream [Letter]
    About 25 years ago, when I was a Republican, there were many responsible Republicans in Maryland whom I admired. This was about the time people with more extreme views were beginning to get involved in the party. They actually thought there was no such...
  • Port employers take longshoremen to court seeking strike damages

    Port employers take longshoremen to court seeking strike damages
    Employers at the port of Baltimore have asked a federal judge to force a local longshoremen's union to pay them more than $3.8 million in damages from a three-day strike last year. The lawsuit is the latest escalation in a long-standing labor contract...
  • Supreme Court decisions won't limit women's rights [Letter]

    Supreme Court decisions won't limit women's rights [Letter]
    Jenny Black, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Maryland, has condemned the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and another case striking down a Massachusetts law barring protesters from coming within 30 feet of an abortion clinic ("In 2014,...