As the Maryland Senate voted Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, advocates for legalizing the drug saw an opening move in a multi-year effort to make it completely legal.
Claims by two former employees that they lost their jobs due to retaliation by the administration of now-jailed Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold can head toward trial, under rulings issued Monday by a federal judge.
Former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, 70, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 30 days of house arrest, plus probation, a $100,000 fine and 400 hours of community service, after his conviction on two counts of misconduct in office.
The parents and two sisters of a Howard County girl who killed herself after months of harassment on social media sites asked Maryland lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill that would allow a jail term for "cyber-bullying."
On her first day on the job, the new Anne Arundel County Executive shut down a mysterious surveillance operation that included 500 cameras recording minute-by-minute activity in and around numerous government buildings.
Judge Elsbeth Levy Bothe, a well-known criminal defense attorney who became the third woman to serve on the old Supreme Bench of Baltimore City when appointed in 1978, died Wednesday from complications of a stroke at her Homeland residence. She was 85.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The rate of youth confinement in Maryland declined by nearly half over a 13-year period, outpacing the national average amid a "sea change" in the approach toward dealing with young people who break the law, according to a report released by a national youth advocacy group.
The U.S. Supreme Court will take on Maryland's DNA law after being asked to decide whether the collection of samples from people arrested for certain crimes is a violation of their constitutional rights.
Supporters of an ambitious plan to rebuild Baltimore's crumbling schools predict a large turnout Monday night when they gather in Annapolis for a rally in support of the plan, which faces a uphill battle to win passage in the General Assembly.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether collecting DNA from individuals arrested, but not yet convicted, to link them to unsolved crimes violates the Fourth Amendment, in a case centered on a 2003 rape of a Salisbury woman.
Aaron Margolis, an attorney active in Zionist organizations, died of complications of a pituitary adenoma Feb. 10 at the North Oaks Retirement Community. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 87.
The Baltimore Police Department said it will not release policies and procedures related to training exercises, after being told by a federal judge last week in an unrelated case that its policies are not protected from disclosure.
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that state police personnel files are not completely off-limits under the Maryland Public Information Act, a finding that could broaden access to a whole range of information, experts say.
As Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold sat at the defense table, the prosecution rolling through witnesses, behind him sat people hoping testimony in this criminal trial will bolster their pending civil cases.
A frequent critic of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration was arrested and jailed Wednesday morning when she tried to enter City Hall to attend a public meeting. Officers told the activist, Kim A. Trueheart, 55, of Baltimore, that she had been banned from the building.
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has said little in public about allegations he used his taxpayer-funded police detail to arrange sexual liaisons and defeat his political adversaries. Now he will answer the charges in court.
Army Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt, a Gaithersburg reservist, is one of four servicewomen suing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to end the long-standing policy that excludes women from serving in direct combat.
Annapolis civil rights activist Carl O. Snowden resigned his post in the Maryland Attorney General's Office Friday, one month after his conviction on a marijuana possession charge and following an eight-month absence from the job.
By By Erin Cox and Andrea F. Siegel and The Baltimore Sun
Eleven people and the state ACLU sued Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold Wednesday, contending the county illegally compiled files about citizens on Leopold's alleged "enemies list," then refused to release the information collected.
In the next 10 years, Baltimore's school system will have a leaner, modernized look under a proposed $2.4 billion facilities plan that calls for closing 26 school buildings and upgrade more than 100 others