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  • Supreme Court decision should be questioned [Letter]

    Supreme Court decision should be questioned [Letter]
    In a letter in the Sun, Kelli Kirchner of Cumberland expresses her happiness with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and seems to believe no one should question or try to change it ("Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court decision?" July 20). Well, I have news for her. As long as we have freedom of speech (as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution), we will always be free to question and try to change (via legislation or constitutional amendment) any decision of any court. The decision of any particular Supreme Court is final only until it is changed by that court or a successor court composed of different justices who interpret the law in a different way.
  • Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]

    Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]
    Your recent articles, "Reshaped Baltimore County library board" (July 11) and "Balto. Co. police should not have contacted Dundalk activists, chief says" (July 28), seem to be spot-on regarding the limited amount of free speech and expression that are...

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...

    Republicans battle for legislative seats in Harford, Cecil District 35

    Republicans battle for legislative seats in Harford, Cecil District 35
    Redistricting since the last election has significantly altered the boundaries of Legislative District 35. What was formerly an all-Harford County district encompassing Abingdon, Bel Air and the northern third of the county has been shifted eastward...

    Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident

    Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident
    A volunteer Baltimore County police officer who was videotaped in February telling a citizen he had "lost" his right to free speech will remain with the program but cannot return to patrol duties, Police Chief Jim Johnson said Friday. The video of the...