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  • Justice delayed in Maryland

    Justice delayed in Maryland
    The retirement next month of Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals is a critical event, the first transition in the leadership of Maryland's courts in nearly 20 years. A matter of central importance for the new chief judge must...
  • How the death penalty will end: first Maryland, then the nation

    How the death penalty will end: first Maryland, then the nation
    The death penalty debate in Maryland is finally over. This spring's decision by the General Assembly to replace the death penalty with life without parole was cemented last week, when right-wing activists failed to muster enough signatures to force the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court authorizes post-arrest DNA collection

    U.S. Supreme Court authorizes post-arrest DNA collection
    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...
  • State's LGBT business group looks ahead, and back

    State's LGBT business group looks ahead, and back
    Want the back story on that red-and-pink Human Rights Campaign logo that sweeped Facebook as the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases earlier this year? Want to know what leaders from the HRC, the nation's largest...
  • After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers

    After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers
    The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before. When...
  • Anne Arundel Co. woman taps federal statute to allege child pornography conspiracy

    Anne Arundel Co. woman taps federal statute to allege child pornography conspiracy
    An Anne Arundel County woman has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against more than 180 defendants who she says circulated or watched child pornography showing her two young children being molested by their father and another person. In the lawsuit...
  • Lifting a burden from special ed parents

    The welcome lifting of the federal consent decree on Baltimore City Public Schools does not mean all is well for students with disabilities in Baltimore and Maryland — far from it. Yet, the General Assembly rarely pays any attention to the fact that...
  • Lawmakers will push for DNA collection changes

    Lawmakers will push for DNA collection changes
    The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is pushing legislation to close what it describes as loopholes in state law that allow police to keep DNA samples from people never convicted of crimes. Del. Jill P. Carter, a Baltimore Democrat, said Friday she...
  • What Scalia really has against the Voting Rights Act

    What Scalia really has against the Voting Rights Act
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is alleged to be one of the great intellects of conservative jurisprudence, but his comments during oral arguments over a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act displayed all the mental acuity of a third-tier...
  • Looking Out: What Supreme Court's decisions could mean for same-sex marriage, gay rights

    Looking Out: What Supreme Court's decisions could mean for same-sex marriage, gay rights
    Ten years to the day since the Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws that criminalized gay sex, the court will make history by ruling on same-sex marriage. In preparation for today's rulings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, which will...
  • Left outside in rain, Carroll County residents make views clear on Firearms Safety Act

    Vehement opposition was all but universal at a public hearing in Westminster on Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gun control legislation. When the three members of Carroll County's delegation to the Maryland State Senate scheduled a Feb. 26 hearing to get...
  • State weighing effect of court ruling on sex-offender registry

    Victims' advocates are concerned that a Maryland Court of Appeals decision this week will allow some sex offenders to have their names removed from the statewide sex offender registry, but it's still unclear exactly how the ruling could affect the...