| Apr 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis
Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
A lawyer for John Joseph Merzbacher, a former Catholic school teacher imprisoned for raping a student decades ago, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case after a federal appeals court rejected an earlier argument that he should be set free....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Like American jurisprudence, the University of Baltimore's new $114 million law school is complicated and thoughtful.
Staircases bridge across and spiral through the 12-story building's vibrant atrium, connecting a labyrinth of classrooms and study...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress.
Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is right that Maryland isn't "the Southern state that [it] used to be" and has become more progressive ("Session ends in a flurry of votes," April 9). Yet, for all the progress that has been made, there remains one...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and among the winners is "Devil in the Grove," a non-fiction account of Baltimore native Thurgood Marshall's fearless work for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in a Florida case. As we all know, Marshall went...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." -- Abraham Lincoln
History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
It's been more than 25 years since Douglas H. Ginsburg asked that his nomination to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice be withdrawn.
The prospective high court justice nominated by Ronald Reagan, it turned out, smoked marijuana and ended up admitting...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:16 PM
In announcing her congregation's decision this year to have a public menorah lighting celebration to mark the Hanukkah season, Rabbi Gila Ruskin made a key observation that is a painful reminder of the not-so-distant past.
"Some of the old-timers in the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Journalist and gay activist Dan Savage often writes about the urban archipelago -- the American cities that are comfortable, safe islands for gays and lesbians set amid a vast sea of countryside where being openly homosexual remains a chancy, even...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:32 PM
A Baltimore man has been charged in a Woodlawn rape that occurred 15 years earlier, after county investigators matched DNA evidence to an earlier case.
The evidence collected in the 1997 Woodlawn case matched evidence from a 1993 city case, where...
| Nov 28, 2012
Hello dear readers,
Happy birthday wishes to Debbie Jobes and Drew Shank (Dec. 2); Jean Mentzer (Dec. 3); Tina Mike, Tina L. Ripken and Harford County Director of Tourism Wini Roche (Dec. 4); Julie Baker (Dec. 5); Casey Jobes and Michi Shank (Dec. 6);...