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U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Lawmakers weigh 'revenge porn' bills

    Lawmakers weigh 'revenge porn' bills
    Lawmakers considered two competing bills Tuesday that would make Maryland among a handful of states to consider "revenge porn" a crime. Vengefully posting naked pictures of an ex-lover online would carry jail time under the proposals weighed Tuesday,...
  • Brown, Gansler pitch domestic violence programs

    Brown, Gansler pitch domestic violence programs
    Two top Democrats vying to become governor on Friday pitched competing proposals to curb domestic violence, telling legislators current laws do not go far enough to protect children. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, testifying before the House Judiciary...
  • Dwyer to present bill on drunk driving

    Dwyer to present bill on drunk driving
    Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr., convicted twice of alcohol-related offenses in the last two years, will present a bill to a House committee Wednesday that would require mandatory minimum sentences similar to the one he is serving for officials convicted of drunk...
  • Dwyer urges tough DUI penalties for public officials

    Dwyer urges tough DUI penalties for public officials
    Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr., convicted twice of alcohol-related offenses over the past two years, urged fellow lawmakers Wednesday to approve his bill requiring mandatory minimum sentences for officials convicted of drunken driving. The Anne Arundel County...
  • Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict

    Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict
    In 2011, Prince George's County Del. Benjamin S. Barnes became a partner in one of the state's busiest workers' compensation firms. The lawmaker wrote a three-word disclosure in blue ink on his state ethics forms, and began working on legislation that...
  • Bill to close gun law 'loophole' draws fire

    Bill to close gun law 'loophole' draws fire
    A bill aimed at preventing guns from being sold to people legally barred from owning them drew fire Tuesday night in Annapolis, as gun rights advocates charged the measure would simply let state authorities drag out sales now delayed for months because of...
  • House of Delegates passes domestic violence protections

    House of Delegates passes domestic violence protections
    Victims of domestic violence would enjoy stronger legal protections under legislation passed Thursday by the House of Delegates. House members voted overwhelmingly for a trio of bills proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that would make it easier for a...
  • Lawmakers debate reforms to address gun backlog

    As lawmakers debate a measure to strengthen protections against the sale of guns to people legally barred from owning them, gun advocates are complaining that the proposal could further drag out sales already delayed for months by a large backlog in state...
  • Maryland should decriminalize pot [Letter]

    Maryland should decriminalize pot [Letter]
    It is time to decriminalize marijuana in Maryland ("Senate panel advances new medical marijuana plan," March 25). Possession of under 10 grams of marijuana should not put a person in jail and give them a criminal record that can dog them the rest of their...
  • Bail hearing bill would be costly mistake [Letter]

    Bail hearing bill would be costly mistake [Letter]
    If you're going to form an opinion on a subject such as public defenders and bail reform, you should have knowledge of that subject and a clear understanding of all of the facts. Obviously, The Sun's editorial supporting Senate Bill 973 ("Getting out of...
  • Sweeping overhaul for bail review

    Sweeping overhaul for bail review
    The Senate voted 37-9 Monday night for a sweeping overhaul of Maryland's system for deciding who is held and who is released after an arrest. The legislation now goes to the House, where lawmakers have been struggling to reach consensus on their own...
  • House panel rejects marijuana decriminalization, sets study

    House panel rejects marijuana decriminalization, sets study
    Holding out against rising public sentiment in favor of less stringent marijuana laws, the House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to reject a move to treat possession of small amounts of the drug as a civil offense. Instead, the committee amended the...