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  • Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]

    Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]
    Each of our board members read The Sun's editorial, "Double voting? Not necessarily" (Sept. 2), and came away with mixed thoughts. We nonetheless thank you for encouraging Maryland to pursue legal action against those who voted twice in Maryland and Virginia. Our goal is to promote free and fair elections so we naturally appreciated your support. We were somewhat perplexed, however, with the remainder of your verbiage and some of your assumptions. Some of your statements echoed some of the same things we heard the past decade espoused by Annapolis lawmakers and select interest groups when a bill for photo identification was introduced. Ironically, near-identical verbiage was used repeatedly by officials in just about every state where photo ID legislation was introduced, namely that "it discourages voting, particularly by the young, elderly and minority voters." It wasn't until a few federal judges forced those objecting to legislation considered by others states to justify their objection with facts and figures in as much as photo IDs are commonly required today by federal and state laws for a multitude of reasons.
  • Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons

    Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin teamed up with an unlikely political ally on Tuesday -- Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky -- in pushing for federal legislation to allow millions of Americans with felony convictions to regain their right to vote. Paul, a...

    City seeks to curb pre-K and kindergarten suspensions

    City seeks to curb pre-K and kindergarten suspensions
    Baltimore principals will be required to take extra steps before suspending 4- and 5-year-olds under a new policy that seeks to curb the practice of kicking the youngest students out of school. Beginning next school year, principals will have to...

    Holder and race [Editorial]

    Holder and race  [Editorial]
    For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...