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  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • Carroll commissioners to discuss handling of sectarian prayers Thursday

    Carroll commissioners to discuss handling of sectarian prayers Thursday
    On the day after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that paved the way for Carroll County Commissioners to reinstate their practice of sectarian prayer before meeting, the board decided it would wait until Thursday to address the issue. After a...
  • Columbia native named Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

    Columbia native named Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law
    A Columbia native has been announced as the next Dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The university announced in a press release Monday that Donald B. Tobin will succeed Phoebe Haddon as Dean of the Francis King Carey...
  • Hypocrisy v. democracy [Letter]

    Hypocrisy v. democracy [Letter]
    How hypocritical we are to be teaching Third World countries to establish democratic governments while our own U.S. Supreme Court makes it easier than ever for the wealthy to buy political candidates even as it suddenly discovers that "corporations are...
  • Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney

    Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney
    Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith "Edie" Windsor, the woman who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage. Windsor's attorney in last year's historic U.S. Supreme...
  • Public financing leads to fair elections [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to fair elections [Commentary]
    Professors at Northwestern and Princeton just released a joint study declaring U.S. democracy as we know it officially passé, with "economic elite domination" the new normal. The report's authors found that policies supported by these elites and by...
  • 60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools

    60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools
    At 16, Dorant Wells has experienced the complexities of what Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark school desegregation ruling, has wrought: He attended a middle school full of students of different colors and nationalities, but one where he sometimes...
  • Carroll commissioners resume practice of sectarian Christian prayer

    Carroll commissioners resume practice of sectarian Christian prayer
    A member of the Carroll Board of County Commissioners opened the panel's meeting Tuesday with a prayer "in Jesus' name," resuming the controversial practice a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that similar prayers before government meetings in an...
  • Ray Rice case in N.J. highlights debate over courtroom cameras

    Ray Rice case in N.J. highlights debate over courtroom cameras
    As he walked into the Atlantic County, N.J., courthouse for his arraignment on assault charges, Ravens running back Ray Rice was followed by television cameras. Inside was no relief from their lenses, either, with cameras rolling and photographers...
  • Your LGBT guide to Maryland Film Festival 2014

    Your LGBT guide to Maryland Film Festival 2014
    The 2014 Maryland Film Festival takes place May 7-11 around the Station North Arts District and other Baltimore area locations. The festival traditionally highlights international features, topical documentaries, local works and several shorts programs,...
  • Holder commemorates Brown v. Board decision at Morgan State commencement

    Holder commemorates Brown v. Board decision at Morgan State commencement
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told members of Morgan State University's 2014 graduating class that because of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling 60 years ago that outlawed racially segregated public schools, "your generation will never know a...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder references P-Funk era in commemoration speech at Morgan State

    U.S. Attorney General Holder references P-Funk era in commemoration speech at Morgan State
    Talk about generation gap. During a Saturday commemoration speech at Morgan State University’s commencement, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder lauded Morgan State’s band and choir, which¬† moments earlier had rendered a crowd pleasing...