| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The disagreement between Mary Ellen Barbera and Glenn T. Harrell Jr. made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, but that didn't stop them from meeting for lunch in Washington after oral arguments in the case.
Barbera and Harrell, both judges on...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong in the voting rights case ("Part of voting act tossed," June 26).
Instead of relying on the 74 most recent incidents reviewed by the Justice Department, the conservative majority of Republican-appointed justices...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act — and more recent efforts to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — underscores just how dramatically views on the divisive issue have changed...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:31 AM
A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:26 AM
A prominent gay rights organization that helped bankroll Maryland's effort to pass same-sex marriage last year announced on Tuesday a new $3 million plan to push for such unions in several more states in the next three years.
The group, Freedom to...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Howard County land-use attorney Susan Gray says there's just one option left in pressing her claim that the county has for years deprived citizens of their constitutional rights.
It's a long shot, she knows: the U.S. Supreme Court.
The case Gray,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:25 AM
LGBT advocacy groups may have another day to wait before receiving news of the Supreme Court's position on same-sex marriage, but that doesn't mean they're staying silent.
Unhappy with the court's decision on the Voting Rights Act, a coalition of...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:44 PM
A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland's handgun permitting law, reversing a lower court decision by concluding that the state can constitutionally require an applicant to show “good and substantial reason” that he or she needs a...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:19 PM
If the tenor of their questions is any indication, the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared evenly divided in the challenge to California's law banning gay marriage, with Justice Anthony Kennedy, predictably, in the middle. But rather than deciding...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The General Assembly voted to repeal the death penalty Friday, calling for an end to Maryland's 375-year history of capital punishment and joining a growing number of states outlawing the practice.
After nearly two hours of impassioned debate, the House...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will visit a new, $112 million building next month that will house the University of Baltimore School of Law, school officials said Monday.
The John and Frances Angelos Law Center, which...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:55 PM
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to strike down Maryland's controversial DNA collection law, the House of Delegates on Thursday voted to extend it.
The 2009 law allows police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain violent...