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  • Incarceration without representation [Commentary]

    Incarceration without representation [Commentary]
    "A poor man accused of a crime has no lobby," Robert F. Kennedy said 51 years ago, when, as U.S. Attorney General, he demanded legislation requiring counsel for federal criminal defendants. The legislation passed, much to Kennedy's credit, and, for the...
  • Citing Leopold decision, Baltimore state Senate candidate appeals probation violation

    Citing Leopold decision, Baltimore state Senate candidate appeals probation violation
    Baltimore political consultant Julius Henson appealed Wednesday a Circuit Court ruling that he violated his probation by running for a state Senate seat. His lawyer said Henson's case is bolstered by Wednesday's ruling by the state Court of Special...
  • Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech

    Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech
    Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. What happened...
  • Top court throws out challenge to State Center redevelopment

    Top court throws out challenge to State Center redevelopment
    Maryland's top court cleared the way Thursday for the long-stalled State Center redevelopment — a planned $1.5 billion "village" of offices, homes, a supermarket and shops on the site of a 1950s-era government complex in midtown Baltimore. "We're...
  • Bengies appeals dismissal of jury verdict over lights

    Bengies appeals dismissal of jury verdict over lights
    The fate of the Baltimore area's last drive-in theater continued to play out in the courts Monday, as the owner of Bengies Drive-In appeared before a three-judge panel in Annapolis. He asked them to reinstate an $838,000 jury award to pay for a wall...
  • Lost in jail, defendants wait weeks for chance at freedom

    Lost in jail, defendants wait weeks for chance at freedom
    Shykill Brewer was arrested on a misdemeanor gun charge days before Christmas. He should have been able to post bail in plenty of time to celebrate with his infant son and the rest of his family, but instead spent six weeks in jail. Under court rules,...
  • Getting out of jail free [Editorial]

    Getting out of jail free  [Editorial]
    A favorable Senate committee vote this week for the amended Senate Bill 973, which would solve a state public defender problem and offer some measure of bail reform, was a step in the right direction that should be repeated by the rest of the legislature....
  • Senate advances revamped bail system

    Senate advances revamped bail system
    A key state Senate committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would have the state eventually rely on a computer system to determine who gets released from jail after arrest and who has to post bail. The computerized "risk assessment tool" would decide...
  • Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives

    Protests mark Supreme Court hearing on contraceptives
    A springtime snowfall dampening their signs, if not their spirits, several hundred activists divided into opposing groups Tuesday on the plaza in front of the Supreme Court to make their own opening arguments over the Affordable Care Act. The point of...
  • Referendum case to be heard by top Md. court

    Supporters of an effort to bring certain comprehensive zoning decisions to referendum have learned that their appeals will be heard by the state's highest court later this spring. The petitioners, who are fighting a ruling by Howard County Board of...
  • Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'

    Aberdeen woman stops city from demolishing 'our historic home'
    Aberdeen resident and longtime civil rights activist Janice Grant made a successful last-ditch effort to stop the city from demolishing her family's 84-year-old house, which she says is historically significant. Grant rounded up supporters and got a...
  • Brother of police shooting suspect held on drug charge

    Brother of police shooting suspect held on drug charge
    The brother of the man accused of shooting off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith Mcneill was ordered to be held in custody on a federal drug charge after a brief hearing Monday. Federal authorities have confirmed that Lamont G. Thomas spoke to city...