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  • O'Malley criticizes Supreme Court on contraception case

    O'Malley criticizes Supreme Court on contraception case
    Gov. Martin O'Malley sharply criticized Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that certain corporations can cite religious grounds in refusing to pay for employee's contraception coverage.  The ruling, spurred by a lawsuit from Hobby Lobby, picks at one of...
  • In 2014, why are women still struggling to get basic care? [Commentary]

    In 2014, why are women still struggling to get basic care? [Commentary]
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a troubling ruling in favor of two corporations that argued that they should not have to provide insurance coverage for their employees' birth control because of the business owners' personal religious beliefs....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • DOMA plaintiff, attorney receive honorary degrees, applause at Hopkins commencement

    DOMA plaintiff, attorney receive honorary degrees, applause at Hopkins commencement
    The two women who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage received honorary degrees during Johns Hopkins University's commencement ceremonies in Baltimore on Thursday. Many in the audience of students,...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case
    With $50 million a year in county revenues on the line, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hear a challenge to a ruling by Maryland's highest court that some taxes on out-of-state income are collected in violation of the Constitution. A...
  • Freedom of, not from, religion [Commentary]

    Freedom of, not from, religion [Commentary]
    One of my earliest childhood memories is going door-to-door at the Kendale Apartments on Maiden Choice Lane in Arbutus with Mom. The purpose of the exercise was not to solicit contributions on behalf of a political candidate, however. Rather, Mom and a...
  • Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case drop ban request

    Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case drop ban request
    Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Christian prayers at Carroll County commissioner meetings have dropped a request for a temporary ban on the practice. The plaintiffs, a humanist group and residents who say they feel alienated by the prayers,...
  • Humanist group asks judge to order 'permanent injunction' against Carroll prayer

    Humanist group asks judge to order 'permanent injunction' against Carroll prayer
    The group battling with Carroll County commissioners over Christian prayers at their meetings asked a judge Tuesday to order a "permanent injunction" on the practice, which they say alienates some community members. "Public officials are not in the...