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U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Dwyer reassigned to new committee

    Dwyer reassigned to new committee
    Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr., who faces alcohol-related charges in a powerboat crash off Pasadena that injured him and six others last August, has been moved off the House committee that handles legislation involving drunken driving and boating. Dwyer, an Anne...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers will push for DNA collection changes

    Lawmakers will push for DNA collection changes
    The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is pushing legislation to close what it describes as loopholes in state law that allow police to keep DNA samples from people never convicted of crimes. Del. Jill P. Carter, a Baltimore Democrat, said Friday she...
  • 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,...
  • Gun rights supporters again flock to Annapolis

    Gun rights supporters again flock to Annapolis
    Hundreds of pro-gun activists again swarmed Annapolis on Tuesday in hopes of turning the tide against gun control. Polls show that banning assault weapons and requiring a license to buy a handgun have broad support among Marylanders, but gun rights...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley gets it wrong on medical marijuana

    O'Malley gets it wrong on medical marijuana
    On March 9, Gov. Martin O'Malleysaid he is likely to veto a medical marijuana law if the Maryland General Assembly passes one. His spokeswoman said he is concerned about a Feb. 9, 2012 letter from Charles Oberly, Delaware's U.S. attorney, to Gov. Jack...
  • Panel approves lower penalties for marijuana

    The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would cut the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana in a way that curtails the right to an initial jury trial on the charges. By a 16-4 vote, members said, the panel...
  • William N. Jackson, IRS supervisor

    William N. Jackson, IRS supervisor
    William N. Jackson, a decorated World War II veteran and retired Internal Revenue Service group supervisor who assisted in the criminal investigation of 1970s political corruption cases, died at Sinai Hospital on Sunday after falling at his home. He was...
  • Brown says administration is not behind controversial State Center amendment

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, the governor's point man on legislation governing public-private partnerships, said Wednesday that the administration will not risk the measure's defeat over a controversial amendment that could change the rules for appeals in a...
  • Texas lawmaker: Rodricks wrong on illegal immigrants

    In his recent op-ed, "Sanctuary Baltimore, no questions asked" (March 26) Dan Rodricks wrongfully assumes that welcoming illegal immigrants will help increase Baltimore's tax base. But there is a consensus among nonpartisan economists that illegal...