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  • City jail grievance system broken, inmates, advocates say

    City jail grievance system broken, inmates, advocates say
    Suddenly and inexplicably one August night in 2011, the steel door of Steven Gabriel's jail cell at the Baltimore City Detention Center was unlocked and opened, according to documents he filed in state and federal court. Someone with a "flip-out pocket...
  • Fiddling around at the beach

    Fiddling around at the beach
    Regular visitors to Ocean City in the summer months may be familiar with the music of William F. Hassay Jr. The 61-year-old substitute teacher has been supplementing his income since 1995 by playing his violin on the boardwalk from 3 p.m. until midnight...
  • Backer of Maryland's same-sex marriage effort announces 'roadmap' for national push

    Backer of Maryland's same-sex marriage effort announces 'roadmap' for national push
    A prominent gay rights organization that helped bankroll Maryland's effort to pass same-sex marriage last year announced on Tuesday a new $3 million plan to push for such unions in several more states in the next three years. The group, Freedom to...
  • Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says

    Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says
    The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against...
  • ACLU urges Md. police agencies to craft policies on filming officers

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland says it is contacting law enforcement agencies across Maryland and urging them to establish clear policies on the public's right to record police officers. The announcement came as the group continues to...
  • GOP freshman challenges Maryland power structure

    GOP freshman challenges Maryland power structure
    By any standard measure, Neil Parrott's place in Maryland politics ought to be toward the very bottom. He's a freshman Republican delegate in a very blue state, without pedigree or government connections. Yet through dogged organizing and clever use of...
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
  • Peter H. Anderson, Morgan professor

    Peter H. Anderson, Morgan professor
    Peter H. Anderson, a former professor of electrical engineering at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University, died Sept. 19 from complications after brain surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Bel Air resident was 66....
  • ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case

    ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case
    The American Civil Liberties Union has asked for a second time that the Supreme Court invalidate Myriad Genetics Inc.'s patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, the latest salvo in a case with broad consequences for...
  • The right to photograph

    Use your camera to take pictures of granny and the kids, snap vacation highlights or capture a beautiful sunset, and no one will say a word. But try photographing a police officer in the performance of his official duties, and you could risk getting...
  • ACLU requests police agencies outline use of license plate readers

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland said Monday that it wants to know what police are doing with information collected by automated scanners that routinely read the license plates of drivers throughout the state. Since at least 2005,...
  • Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health

    Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health
    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that...