| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Given the money that you want readers to pay for digital access, perhaps you can hire an intern to do just a bit of research before you print typically slanted editorials like the recent one on President Obama's appointments to the federal bench ("...
| Jun 30, 2013
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....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The political football of health insurance, supposedly taken off the playing field in 2012 by the Supreme Court decision declaring the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, is being kicked around again.
The Obama administration...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:01 AM
In theory, the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act sounds perfectly reasonable, even restrained. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not eliminate the possibility that the government could require some...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Supreme Court watchers are wearing out the word "punt" in explaining last month's decision about affirmative action in university admissions. But is it a punt back to a lower court for further consideration, or does it just look like a punt, hiding the...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:31 PM
A bipartisan group of Maryland lawmakers today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a state law that allows police to collect DNA samples from those arrested for violent crimes and some burglaries.
The lawmakers, led by Montgomery County Del. Sam...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:11 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The state asked the nation's highest court to decide whether collecting...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:25 AM
LGBT advocacy groups may have another day to wait before receiving news of the Supreme Court's position on same-sex marriage, but that doesn't mean they're staying silent.
Unhappy with the court's decision on the Voting Rights Act, a coalition of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I do not know Del. Jon Cardin ("The lawless sheriffs of Maryland," June 17), but I would assume from his employment as a lawyer that he attended law school. Given the status of Maryland's school system, it is easy to understand his ignorance of the U.S....
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police in Maryland and elsewhere can continue the warrantless collection of DNA from people arrested — but not convicted — of serious crimes.
The 5-4 decision upheld a state law that allows...