With $50 million a year in county revenues on the line, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will hear a challenge to a Maryland court ruling that some taxes on out-of-state income are collected in violation of the Constitution.
The two women who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage received honorary degrees during Johns Hopkins University's commencement ceremonies in Baltimore on Thursday.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the youngest members of Morgan State's 2014 graduating class that due to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling 60 years ago that outlawed racially segregated public schools "your generation will never know a world in which 'separate but equal' was the law of the land."
Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier invoked the name of Jesus Christ in prayer Tuesday morning in the first meeting of the Board of County Commissioners since an injunction against sectarian prayer was lifted.
Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in 21 states was unconstitutional, 10 percent of the schools in Maryland remain segregated, nearly all of them in Baltimore City and Prince George's County.
By By Liz Bowie and Erica L. Green and The Baltimore Sun
On the day after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that paved the way for Carroll County Commissioners to reinstate their practice of sectarian prayer before meeting, the board decided it would wait until Thursday to address the issue.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of government entities to hold sectarian prayers ahead of public meetings, a decision that will allow the Carroll County board of commissioners to resume observances that had previously been blocked by a federal court.
As he walked into the Atlantic County, N.J. courthouse for his arraignment on assault charges, Ravens running back Ray Rice was followed by television cameras. Inside was no safe haven from their lenses, either, with cameras rolling and photographers snapping pictures as the All-Pro pleaded not guilty.
Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith Windsor, the woman who last year successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage. Windsor's attorney, Roberta Kaplan, will also receive the honor.
A man found guilty of burglary based on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link him to a Coke can from the crime scene.
Thanks again to the conservative Republican majority on the Supreme Court, big money will be dominating a fall campaign in which combative and often irresponsible advertising will flood the airwaves in congressional districts and states across the land. All in the name of the First Amendment and free speech.
Plaintiffs in the hotly fought case over prayer at Carroll County commissioner meetings are asking a judge to hold board members in contempt, alleging that they have twice violated a judge's order banning invocations of Jesus Christ.