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  • Carroll commissioner 'willing to go to jail' over right to pray

    Carroll commissioner 'willing to go to jail' over right to pray
    A day after a federal judge barred Carroll County commissioners from invoking Jesus Christ in their pre-meeting prayers, Commissioner Robin B. Frazier did just that — twice — saying she was willing to go to jail for her beliefs.
  • Justice delayed [Editorial]

    Justice delayed  [Editorial]
    "After seven years of litigation, what's a few more months?" judges on the Maryland Court of Appeals apparently thought to themselves when issuing an order this week to yet again delay a requirement that defense lawyers be made available at bail...

    After three years, Justice Department lifts hiring freeze

    After three years, Justice Department lifts hiring freeze
    Kelly Hayes knew from the time she was in middle school that she wanted to be a lawyer, and she crafted the choices she made as a teenager to set her up to become a federal prosecutor. "The joke around my family is that I started practicing my arguments...

    Baltimore man gets six life terms for series of shootings

    Baltimore man gets six life terms for series of shootings
    A Baltimore judge on Tuesday handed down the stiffest penalty possible — six consecutive life terms, plus another 100 years — to a man convicted of orchestrating retaliatory shootings that killed one person and injured five. Robert G. Moore,...

    In Maryland jails, release often comes down to who can pay

    In Maryland jails, release often comes down to who can pay
    In a shoebox of a courtroom at Baltimore's central booking facility on a recent day, Judge Nicole Pastore Klein worked swiftly to determine the price of freedom for men and women accused of crimes. Attempting to disarm a police officer: $150,000....