| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Maryland arrests people for marijuana possession at one of the highest rates in the country and spends heavily on those arrests, according to a new study by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The state had the fourth-highest rate of marijuana...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Criticism mounted Thursday over the gift of a National Rifle Association lifetime membership from Anne Arundel County Republicans to a boy who was suspended from school in March when he chewed a pastry into the shape of a pistol.
"It's outrageous that...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore County Public Schools resemble Baltimore City Public Schools in that both have aging infrastructures and many of the schools are not air conditioned, but there are major differences in enrollment trends and available local funding. While...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Last Monday, the United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the seminal Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright. The next day saw the Maryland Senate vote to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. There is a synchronicity...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A Defense Science Board report made public last week contained shocking allegations about the extent of Chinese military hacking of American defense technologies. Though China's government denies it — huffily insisting that it has no need for...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
When Peggy Young became pregnant with her third child, she said a supervisor told her she was a liability and not to come back to work as a UPS package delivery driver in Landover until she had the baby.
"I was very upset because I wanted to work; I...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:47 PM
A Baltimore County Council member has withdrawn a controversial bill that sought to bar protests near public and private schools in the county — a measure that drew wide criticism from organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union,...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Maryland could become one of a handful of states that grant special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants under legislation garnering strong support in Annapolis.
The bill, passed by the Senate on Monday, would expand and make permanent an existing...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Judges and lawyers — including prosecutors — with whom I have talked all think that marijuana arrests and prosecutions are destructive, costly and ineffective. They agree with the ACLU of Maryland's Susan Goering that marijuana should be...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A federal judge has ordered Baltimore police to halt a "veritable witch hunt" into the personal life of a man who alleges that his camera was seized as he filmed an arrest.
In a ruling unsealed Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey said the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Anyone hearing the ACLU's position on single-sex education would think something troubling is afoot in almost every town in America. The ACLU claims that single-sex education is an unlawful form of discrimination and that its supposed benefits are based...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Maryland has little idea how much it owes a mother, a lawmaker and a football player. Christine McComas, Del. Jon Cardin and Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens are the driving forces behind the proposed cyber bullying bill that will save teenagers' lives....