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U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Assembly leaders change plans for city jail oversight

    Assembly leaders change plans for city jail oversight
    General Assembly leaders say a joint committee of top legislators will hear from corrections officials about alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The briefing, to be held in June, replaces a House Judiciary Committee hearing that...
  • Senate OKs online sales tax

    Senate OKs online sales tax
    The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax. The bill, which passed 69-27, would...
  • In Senate gun control vote, tyranny of the minority

    In Senate gun control vote, tyranny of the minority
    "We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
  • Bill to require sales tax for online purchases advances in Senate

    Bill to require sales tax for online purchases advances in Senate
    Online shoppers would have to pay state sales taxes on more purchases under legislation that advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday — but Marylanders could also wind up paying a smaller increase in gasoline taxes. Bricks-and-mortar stores have long...
  • Maryland lawmakers call for answers on alleged jail corruption involving BGF

    Maryland lawmakers call for answers on alleged jail corruption involving BGF
    Maryland lawmakers called Wednesday for a sweeping inquiry into the state prison system, amid allegations that a gang effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center, orchestrating crimes from behind bars and impregnating female correctional...
  • Report warned of jail officer's alleged gang ties in 2006

    Report warned of jail officer's alleged gang ties in 2006
    One of the corrections officers accused this week of helping Black Guerrilla Family members smuggle drugs into a Baltimore jail was flagged seven years ago for alleged gang ties. A state investigator raised concerns in 2006 that Antonia Allison might...
  • BGF gang indictment leads to state hearings

    BGF gang indictment leads to state hearings
    Allegations that a cabal of Black Guerrilla Family gang members effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center have prompted a rare out-of-session legislative hearing on the state's prison system. The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a May...
  • Maynard praised as tough, capable prison administrator

    Maynard praised as tough, capable prison administrator
    In a career that's spanned more than four decades in four states, Gary D. Maynard has dealt with inmate sex scandals, prison riots, suicides and shrinking public safety budgets. Last week, the Maryland corrections secretary faced a bank of TV cameras...
  • Our 23A delegate wants to hear from her constituents [South Laurel/Montpelier]

    Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith, who represents South Laurel and Montpelier residents in legislative District 23A, met recently with constituents at the Montpelier Arts Center. While being treated to delectable snacks and coffee, community residents took...
  • Long stalled, Md gun bill moving ahead

    Long stalled, Md gun bill moving ahead
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun bill that has stalled in the House of Delegates will get a key committee vote on Friday, delegates said. The Maryland Senate in February moved swiftly on legislation that would ban the sale of assault-style rifles,...
  • Marijuana decriminalization bill hits friction

    Marijuana decriminalization bill hits friction
    Legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana hit friction in a key committee Thursday afternoon. The proposal to give only a fine - and not jail time - to people caught with less than 10 grams of pot passed the Senate...
  • Md. House begins final gun debate

    Md. House begins final gun debate
    The House of Delegates began final debate Wednesday on Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-bill that would give Maryland some of the country's strictest gun laws. The discussion resumed after a six-hours of debate Tuesday night that was dominated by attempts...