| May 27, 2014
| 4:49 PM
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.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The owners of the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby have a right to their religious beliefs. So do their 28,000 employees. And the citizens of the United States also have a right to a government that protects their health and welfare.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:44 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a Frederick County case in which a woman challenged local authorities' power to arrest her on an immigration violation, cementing her victory in a case that has been closely watched by both sides of the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The Carroll County commissioners must stop opening their meetings with prayers to Jesus Christ, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, a decision that comes amid a national debate over the limits of religious observation by public bodies.
U.S. District Judge...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In the article regarding the Hobby Lobby case before the U.S. Supreme Court ("Health care to high court," March 26), Rev. Harry Knox is quoted as saying, "Religious liberty is not about bosses being able to impose their religious beliefs on their...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Challenging a judge's restrictions on prayer at Carroll County government meetings, a resident invoked the name of Jesus Christ before the county commissioners this week — raising new questions about free speech and religious liberty in a bitterly...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:58 PM
After a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Maryland election officials said Friday that they will no longer enforce a state law that imposes an overall limit of $10,000 on campaign contributions in a four-year election cycle.
State officials said...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The outcome of a federal lawsuit over the Board of Carroll County Commissioners' custom of saying a prayer before each meeting could hinge upon an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision involving a similar situation.
In May of 2013, Carroll County...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Public employees have a right to be represented by a union and to collective bargaining in states like Maryland where the law allows it. And the only way such a system can work — at least on a practical level — is to require all those...