Gov. Larry Hogan has ruled out involving the Maryland State Police in any investigation of allegations that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl more than 30 years ago in Montgomery County. State Sen. Cheryl Kagan urged the governor in a letter to act.
By disregarding a long-recognized procedural convention, and imposing a delay well in excess of customary, Sen. Mitch McConnell opened the door to procedural gyrations in federal judicial appointments.
You don’t need to overturn Roe to get rid of the right to abortion. Given the “undue burden” standard, all you need is a certain type of regulation and a certain type of new justice on the court, and the right can just be regulated away.
President Trump is expected to announce his choice for the Supreme Court Monday. But if a conservative court is to consider overturning Roe v. Wade for political reasons, it may be putting the high court's legitimacy at risk.
Mike Pence has outpaced all other vice presidents in casting tie-breaking votes since Alben W. Barkley, President Truman’s first vice president, who broke ties seven times in a 10-month period between September 1949 and June 1950. This is the executive branch run amok.
The media war this election season is going to be ugly, thanks to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy — both because of the upheaval caused by his retirement and because of his decision in Citizens United.
Abortion — an issue that has been muted in Maryland politics — resurfaced Tuesday as Democrat Ben Jealous questioned Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s commitment to women’s reproductive rights as President Donald J. Trump prepares to nominate a Supreme Court justice who could threaten Roe v. Wade.
Dear Justice Anthony Kennedy: I just heard that you’ve announced your retirement as of July 31. Congrats. At the age of 81, and with more than 30 years of service in the most demanding judicial position in the country, I have no doubt you've earned it. But why now? Your timing couldn't be worse.
After the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public employees cannot be forced to pay union fees, labor union leaders in Maryland called it another attack on worker rights and vowed to step up their fights to improve workplaces.
Opponents of partisan gerrymandering may soon have reason to rejoice after the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments Wednesday in the case of a group of Republican voters in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District who claim Democrats intentionally discriminated against them.
Maryland's convoluted congressional districts were drawn with an eye toward ousting a Republican incumbent and replacing him with a Democrat, former Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged as part of a high-profile legal challenge to the maps winding its way through federal court.
A case involving a Maryland-based order of nuns appeared to divide the Supreme Court on Wednesday as attorneys argued the Obama administration overstepped its authority by requiring faith-based employers to facilitate health insurance coverage for contraception.