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  • Affirmative action at risk in college admissions

    Affirmative action at risk in college admissions
    The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
  • Women of the court

    Women of the court
    After her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor observed that the significance of that decision was not that she "will decide cases as a woman, but that I am a woman who will get to decide cases." And so it is for Mary Ellen Barbera,...
  • Maryland's new chief judge lauded as forthright, diplomatic

    Maryland's new chief judge lauded as forthright, diplomatic
    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...
  • Voting rights decision was motivated by politics, not the law

    Voting rights decision was motivated by politics, not the law
    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...
  • Md. lawmakers change tune on gay marriage

    Md. lawmakers change tune on gay marriage
    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...
  • Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014

    Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014
    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...
  • Backer of Maryland's same-sex marriage effort announces 'roadmap' for national push

    Backer of Maryland's same-sex marriage effort announces 'roadmap' for national push
    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...
  • Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free

    Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free
    As he lay on the floor of his Southwest Baltimore grocery store, Benjamin Rubin's last words to his wife were "I've been shot." Moments earlier on that April day in 1972, Welford Monroe and another young man stormed into B&S Food Market, ordered Rubin...
  • Oliver leader quits board after military record questioned

    Oliver leader quits board after military record questioned
    Earl L. Johnson appeared to be the ideal face for a broad effort by current and former service members to clean up his troubled East Baltimore neighborhood of Oliver. The charismatic veteran told stories of serving for years with the elite Army Rangers,...
  • Mr. Wilkins goes to the Senate

    Mr. Wilkins goes to the Senate
    It was 21 years ago last month that Harvard-educated attorney Robert Wilkins was traveling in a car pulled over for going 5 mph over the posted speed limit on Interstate 68 in Western Maryland. But rather than receive a ticket, the group, all African-...
  • Trayvon Martin a 'symbol' of issues facing blacks in Baltimore, protesters say

    Trayvon Martin a 'symbol' of issues facing blacks in Baltimore, protesters say
    Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Baltimore on Monday evening to express outrage over the Trayvon Martin case but also to use the teen as a symbol of systemic issues facing the black community in the city and around the country. Several...
  • Gay Ohio couple overcome medical hurdles to wed on BWI tarmac

    Gay Ohio couple overcome medical hurdles to wed on BWI tarmac
    The small chartered medical jet landed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and taxied to a stop, and there on the tarmac, inside the jet, two men from Ohio were finally together in a state where they could wed. And that's exactly what they did. On...