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John G. Roberts, Jr.

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  • Court's DNA decision serves public safety and justice

    Court's DNA decision serves public safety and justice
    The Supreme Court's decision today to uphold Maryland's law allowing the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes upholds the interests of justice, the Constitution and common sense. Concerns that the DNA samples could violate...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over Md. DNA case

    In a Maryland case that's garnered the attention of the other 49 states, the federal Department of Justice and the national science community, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether to restrict police in collecting DNA to solve...
  • O'Malley wants to extend law to allow DNA collection from crime suspects

    O'Malley wants to extend law to allow DNA collection from crime suspects
    In an attempt to keep one of his signature initiatives alive, Gov. Martin O'Malley wants state lawmakers to reauthorize police to collect DNA samples from crime suspects before the current statute expires later this year. The release of the Democratic...
  • For Obama and Roberts, second time's the charm

    For Obama and Roberts, second time's the charm
    Inaugurations are more comfortable the second time around. For President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., it's not likely there will be a repeat in their encore performance of Chief Justice Roberts' flub of the words in the presidential...
  • Inauguration on King Day an emotional tie for many

    Inauguration on King Day an emotional tie for many
    She'd never seen a presidential inauguration in her life, or wanted to, but on Jan. 20, 2009, Nathasa Werts braved bone-chilling weather and a crowd of more than a million people for a trip to Washington. The nation had just elected its first black...
  • Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality

    Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality
    President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it. Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
  • Ghosts of Jim Crow haunt us still

    Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Baltimore-born Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer and first black Supreme Court justice who was instrumental in ending Jim Crow segregation. His representation of schoolgirl Linda Brown...
  • KAL's year in review, the key

    KAL's year in review, the key
    January 1. A dropped pass and a missed field goal keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens out of the Super Bowl. February 2. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson becomes Mr. Super PAC by pumping millions into Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign. 3....
  • Woman threatens to stab her brother in Aberdeen [Police blotter]

    Aberdeen William Thomas Cody, 24, of the 800 block of Shirley Drive, was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Fraud was reported Tuesday in the 4400 block of Kildare Court. Carlos Miguel Cortez III, 30, of the...
  • Walmart bill's death a strange development [Editorial]

    Walmart bill's death a strange development [Editorial]
    A Harford County Council bill designed to block the proposed move of Walmart's Abingdon store about two miles to the north to a plot near the intersection of Route 924 and Plumtree Road came to strange end last week. The bill, which initially seemed...
  • Man 'sucker-punched' by ex-wife's boyfriend in Bel Air [Harford police blotter]

    Aberdeen Christina S. Harris, 22, of the 100 block of Edmund Street, was charged Friday with theft between $1,000 and $10,000 and scheming to commit theft between $1,000 and $10,000. Jennifer N. Herron, 40, of the 200 block of Garner Drive, was...
  • Supreme Court will review Md. DNA law

    Supreme Court will review Md. DNA law
    Maryland's DNA law, which allows police to take samples of suspects' genetic material for possible matches to other crimes, will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court next year, the justices announced Friday. The law, a signature crime-fighting...