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  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    Voting Rights Act is still vital
    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
  • A huge step forward for equality — and a promise of more to come

    A huge step forward for equality — and a promise of more to come
    The Supreme Court's decisions today in two cases related to gay marriage represent a tremendous step forward in the quest for equality, and they will provide real and important protections and benefits for millions of families from Maryland to California....
  • Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate

    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
    In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
  • 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...
  • The false analogy between abortion and gay marriage

    The false analogy between abortion and gay marriage
    If the tenor of their questions is any indication, the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared evenly divided in the challenge to California's law banning gay marriage, with Justice Anthony Kennedy, predictably, in the middle. But rather than deciding...
  • On Proposition 8, Obama stops just short of full equality

    On Proposition 8, Obama stops just short of full equality
    President Barack Obama could have stayed out of the case against California's ban on gay marriage, known as Proposition 8. The federal government isn't a party to the case, and Mr. Obama could have hidden behind the precedent of previous administrations...
  • Marylanders for marriage equality

    Marylanders for marriage equality
    Maryland made history yesterday as the first state to approve gay marriage at the ballot box. The outcome on Question 6 was notable not just for what it will mean for thousands of gays and lesbians whose relationships will now be recognized as equal to...
  • Md. game makers bolstered by Supreme Court decision

    Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game. But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience &#...
  • Supreme Court upholds health care law's mandate

    Supreme Court upholds health care law's mandate
    The U.S. Supreme Courtupheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do not have health insurance. The court's long-awaited ruling rejected a broad legal...
  • Health care reform survives

    Health care reform survives
    By voting to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.erased concerns that the Supreme Court had become captive to a political rather than a legal agenda. As he promised to do during his confirmation...
  • On Affordable Care Act, a supreme surprise

    On Affordable Care Act, a supreme surprise
    In the twinkling of an eye, the Supreme Court's surprising decision to uphold the bulk of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has greatly helped President Barack Obama in the continuing fight over it in the 2012 presidential election....
  • A humane decision

    A humane decision
    This week, the Supreme Court took another step — albeit a small one — toward restricting the severity of punishments courts can impose on juvenile offenders. In a 5-4 ruling, in which Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the court's liberal...