Asylum requests by former gang members are now working their way up to appeals courts — forcing judges to better define the sometimes murky requirements that spell out which immigrants may be granted haven here.
The U.S. Justice Department's announcement that it would seek clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners was a major departure for an administration that has made minimal use of its powers to grant inmates early release.
WASHINGTON — The U.S Justice Department on Wednesday invited thousands of federal convicts to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities.
By By Ian Duncan and Timothy M. Phelps and The Baltimore Sun
Current school discipline practices exclude children from school -- and do so in a discriminatory way. We must embrace both the federal recommendations and the new Maryland school discipline regulations if we are to fulfill the civil rights of all Maryland's children to fair treatment and to an education.
Jim McCullough of Beltsville just spent seven weeks restoring a desk once used by Thurgood Marshall, the Baltimore native who grew up to become the first African-American Supreme Court justice and a giant in the civil rights movement.
A middle-aged heroin dealer received a mandatory life sentence last week in a federal drug-trafficking case, an outcome his lawyer said was particularly unfair because U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had announced changes in the use of the stiff penalties just two weeks before.
Members of the Carroll Co. chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands on Sat., Aug. 24, at National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington DC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington.
A federal judge reluctantly handed down what she called an "extremely severe and harsh" life sentence without parole Tuesday to a 47-year-old heroin dealer convicted of trafficking the drug from New York to Baltimore.
The NAACP and a Baltimore mega-church pastor were among those calling Sunday for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman after the Florida man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.