Dear Rod Rosenstein, It's been a few years since I covered federal courts as a reporter, and we were never exactly close; you were very responsive and professional, of course, but unlike some of your Maryland U.S. attorney predecessors (say, Thomas M. "Get me three front-page indictments by Election Day!" DiBiagio), you tended to keep media at arm's length. Still, I feel I can reach out to you with a personal suggestion, now that it's no longer just a rumor that you're the White House pick for
Officials from Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice are due in federal court Wednesday morning to answer questions about their recent agreement over radical reforms to the city's troubled police department. The hearing comes amid significant disarray within the Justice Department itself in Washington.
A prominent civil rights organization is speaking out against the U.S. Department of Justice's efforts to delay federal court proceedings over its proposed police reform agreement with the city of Baltimore, saying the move raises "grave concerns" about the federal agency's commitment to the sweeping deal struck in the final days of the previous administration.
James K. Bredar, the federal judge assigned to oversee and enforce the consent decree struck between the Justice Department and the City of Baltimore, brings an unusual — some say, unusually appropriate — background to the task.
Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice have concluded months of negotiations over a raft of city policing reforms that will be court enforced as part of a formal consent decree, Mayor Catherine Pugh's office said Wednesday.
Six Democrats in Maryland's congressional delegation called on the Obama administration and Baltimore officials to speed up their negotiations on overhauling police practices in the city, citing "growing concern from the community" about the pace of the talks.
Donald Trump poses an Aesopian challenge to Paul Ryan; the scorpion must sting the frog because that is its nature. The only way to avoid the sting is not to ally yourself with the scorpion in the first place.
Phillip B. Hunter, a retired attorney and Bel Air South resident who took part in the famed civil rights march in Selma, Ala., in 1965, was recognized recently along with his fellow marchers as the Congressional Gold Medal was bestowed upon their group at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
President Obama is due to roll out one of the most ambitious and controversial programs of his presidency: an effort to grant a reprieve from deportation for millions of adult immigrants living in the country illegally
WASHINGTON -- A sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws such as the legislation approved in June by the Senate would boost Maryland's economic output by $740 million and add more than 8,000 jobs in the state, according to a report released Thursday by the Obama administration.
President Barack Obama nominated Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor today, the first step in what is shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battle for the Justice Department official, civil rights attorney and longtime Marylander.
WASHINGTON — Speaking at an emotional hearing on federal gun control proposals, Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson urged lawmakers Wednesday to close loopholes and ban assault weapon sales or risk more tragedies like the recent elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
By By John Fritze and Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun
Policies to change building codes in flood plains and on coastlines, construct offshore wind turbines and manage suburban sprawl could find political opportunity, officials hope, as recent extreme weather renews a conversation on climate change in Maryland and nationally.