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U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Prince George's delegate reaches 'agreement' in criminal cases

    Prince George's County Del. Tiffany Alston, who was to be sentenced next month after a conviction for stealing $800 from the General Assembly to pay the salary of an employee at her private law office, is expected to enter a plea next week in a second...
  • Letter: There for the dog owners

    Editor: The recent Special Session convened in the Maryland General Assembly dealt with two proposed bills in which four days of debate were spent. Senate Bill II was designed as the supposed answer to the recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling in Tracy...
  • Valentine's Day vote planned on same-sex marriage bill

    The House Judiciary Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee will meet jointly at 4:30 p.m. this evening to vote on Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland. The two panels heard the bill jointly in a...
  • Gay-marriage bill at an end

    A historic effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland is over for the year after the House of Delegates ended debate on Friday without taking a vote. Instead of approving or rejecting the legislation, as expected, the House moved it backward -...
  • Death penalty foes rally, but hopes are slim this year

    Religious opponents of the death penalty gathered at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis to urge legislators to pass a bill repealing capital punishment in Maryland this year, but the relatively small turnout reflected their slim hopes of extracting legislation...
  • Bernstein, Shellenberger want shorter marijuana penalty

    Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein was among the prosecutors urging lawmakers to allow prosecutors to seek shorter sentences in some marijuana possession cases, WBAL Radio reported this week. Bernstein was in Annapolis Tuesday to testify...
  • Legal scholars demand death penalty repeal

    More than three dozen legal scholars and attorneys — including former Gov. Harry R. Hughes and two former Maryland attorneys general, J. Joseph Curran Jr. and Stephen H. Sachs — are sending a letter and report to members of the General...
  • 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...
  • After Penn State, Md. may examine strengthening child abuse reporting law

    Educators, health practitioners, social service workers and police officers are required under Maryland law to report suspected child abuse to local authorities and to their bosses. But the state has no power to prosecute when the law is not followed....
  • 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...
  • Obama, Rawlings-Blake turn Baltimore into 'amnesty city'

    Obama, Rawlings-Blake turn Baltimore into 'amnesty city'
    It's official: Baltimore is now America's "amnesty city." President Barack Obama and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have teamed up to violate the law and bypass Congress by imposing executive amnesty with troubling consequences for the citizens of Charm...
  • PG delegate faces new theft charges

    ** Updated with Speaker Busch's statement Prince George's County Del. Tiffany Alston was indicted this morning on charges that she arranged for the General Assembly to pay the salary of a employee in her private law practice. Alston, a Prince George's...