Howard County officials expect to lose more than $2 million in annual revenue after the Supreme Court decided this week that Maryland residents have been paying too much in taxes on out-of-state income.
A split decision Monday from the U.S. Supreme Court that ruled Maryland's income tax law as unconstitutional could cost Carroll about a $1 million in back taxes and several hundred thousands of dollars a year going forward.
There's a widespread assumption that racial, ethnic and sexual authenticity is bound up in support for liberal policies. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has one of the most poignant life stories of any African-American in public life, but he's routinely belittled as a sellout because he's conservative. Ben Carson, a child of an illiterate single mom in inner-city Detroit who became a world-renowned brain surgeon, has also gotten the "Uncle Tom" treatment.
The program, revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has been challenged in court by the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil liberties groups. Most judges who have reviewed the program upheld it.
Maryland's second highest court has faulted state oversight of local efforts to control polluted runoff, in a case that could have bearing on legislation in Annapolis to repeal storm-water fees for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
Before the current Supreme Court session ends this summer, the justices will make a landmark decision on same-sex marriage. But conservatives shouldn't wait to lose in court. They should accept same-sex marriage now. I say this as a conservative who recognizes that the arguments against it are the type of anti-freedom fightin' words guys like me hate.
Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court last week over whether Texas can refuse to issue license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag to the group Sons of Confederate Veterans should sound familiar.
The lawsuit specifically takes aim at the ILA's decision last fall to put Local 333 under trusteeship for alleged mismanagement, its refusal to recognize recently admitted members of the local, and "regular, continuing, and institutionalized acts of racial discrimination" committed against Local 333 by the ILA and STA, in violation of a 1971 federal court order designed to end such conduct.
When eighth-graders at Monarch Academy crack open their textbooks to read about Thurgood Marshall and Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson, they'll do so knowing they've sat in the same church pews and walked along the same streets as the civil rights legends.
Darrell Homer, 24, was sentenced to life in prison with all but 30 years suspended by Circuit Court Judge Stephen J. Sfekas after pleading guilty to first-degree murder, prosecutors announced. Homer had confessed to police, they said.
A Pikesville man is facing up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to sell contraband cigarettes. Ilgar Rakhamimov was one of several people implicated in an Azerbaijani crime ring involving illegal cigarettes and prescription drugs.
Judge Joseph H. Young, a retired federal District Court judge who presided over the 1974 corruption trial of Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson, died Saturday of complications of a fall he suffered two weeks ago. He was 92 and resided at Roland Park Place.
A local order of nuns that has sued the federal government over a contraception coverage requirement under Obamacare found hope in a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court, which backed the University of Notre Dame in a similar action.
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued a legal analysis Monday arguing same-sex marriage bans in states across the country are based solely on "fear, prejudice, and hate," and must be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Former Baltimore police officer Samuel Ocasio will have his conspiracy conviction heard by the Supreme Court this year. The court will settle a legal interpretation on how lower courts interpret a conspiracy charge under the Hobbs Act.
The Court of Appeals of Maryland — the highest court in the state — will be hearing a lawsuit Monday regarding whether central committees shall recommend one name or several to fill a legislative vacancy.