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  • 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...
  • Don't open Pandora's box [Editorial]

    Don't open Pandora's box  [Editorial]
    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. Yet these...
  • Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal

    Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal
    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...
  • Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus

    Judge bars Carroll commissioners from invoking Jesus
    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...
  • Hobby Lobby makes a choice, too [Letter]

    Hobby Lobby makes a choice, too [Letter]
    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...
  • Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners

    Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners
    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...
  • Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts

    Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts
    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...
  • State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions

    State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Carroll prayer case could hinge on upcoming Supreme Court decision

    Carroll prayer case could hinge on upcoming Supreme Court decision
    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...
  • Paying one's dues [Editorial]

    Paying one's dues  [Editorial]
    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...