The day after the United States bombed airfields in Syria to punish the Assad regime for the chemical slaughter of civilians, the Justice Department quietly filed its latest brief defending a ban on refugees from that country. Next month, appeals courts on both coasts will debate the matter, hearing argument in cases from Maryland and Hawaii, where two district judges found that a revised presidential order blocking immigrants from certain predominantly Muslim countries violates the
Attorneys representing Allegany County have filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit seeking the removal of a Ten Commandments monument that has stood on the grounds of the county courthouse since 1957,
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.
The Supreme Court declared Monday the Constitution gives the president, not Congress, the lead role in setting the nation's foreign policy, including the "exclusive power" to recognize foreign governments and negotiate sensitive disputes.
Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh named his two top deputies Tuesday, tapping Gov. Martin O'Malley's chief legal adviser Elizabeth Harris and Thiru Vignarajah, the city prosecutor who coordinated major investigations.
A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance.
By By John Fritze and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
A divided Supreme Court struck down a federal law Wednesday that prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that will make federal marriage benefits available to legally married same-sex couples for the first time in the nation's history.
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.
Hiring up-and-coming prosecutor Thiru Vignaraja away from the federal government and to the city state's attorney's office was a coup for Gregg Bernstein, who took over as the city's top prosecutor last year.