The allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have generated a revisiting of the 1991 confirmation hearings on Clarence Thomas, who reached the court by overcoming different charges of sexual misconduct raised against him.
Commissioner candidate Paul Johnson has it backward in his recent letter taking Commissioners Howard and Rothschild to task over the decision to take back the Freedom Plan, writes one reader. Another opines on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's track record of protecting the wealthy.
With Senate hearings complete, and a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court expected this coming week, a national discussion over the Constitution and the proper purpose and function of the Supreme Court has intensified.
By disregarding a long-recognized procedural convention, and imposing a delay well in excess of customary, Sen. Mitch McConnell opened the door to procedural gyrations in federal judicial appointments.
Abortion rights opponents say it would be a waste of time and effort to pass a constitutional amendment affirming the right to an abortion in Maryland. In a practical sense, they have a point. But the symbolic value of such a step would be high.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's view is the president cannot be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. That is in stark contrast to the ruling in 1974 that Richard Nixon had to comply with the subpoena. That he was not, by virtue of his office, above the law.
You don’t need to overturn Roe to get rid of the right to abortion. Given the “undue burden” standard, all you need is a certain type of regulation and a certain type of new justice on the court, and the right can just be regulated away.
Watching Monday night, it was easy to fall into that semi-mindless place we often go to when we watch TV at the end of a long day and are just looking for something pleasant, non-threatening or escapist. And that is the very danger.
President Trump is expected to announce his choice for the Supreme Court Monday. But if a conservative court is to consider overturning Roe v. Wade for political reasons, it may be putting the high court's legitimacy at risk.
Mike Pence has outpaced all other vice presidents in casting tie-breaking votes since Alben W. Barkley, President Truman’s first vice president, who broke ties seven times in a 10-month period between September 1949 and June 1950. This is the executive branch run amok.
Abortion — an issue that has been muted in Maryland politics — resurfaced Tuesday as Democrat Ben Jealous questioned Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s commitment to women’s reproductive rights as President Donald J. Trump prepares to nominate a Supreme Court justice who could threaten Roe v. Wade.
Dear Justice Anthony Kennedy: I just heard that you’ve announced your retirement as of July 31. Congrats. At the age of 81, and with more than 30 years of service in the most demanding judicial position in the country, I have no doubt you've earned it. But why now? Your timing couldn't be worse.
After the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public employees cannot be forced to pay union fees, labor union leaders in Maryland called it another attack on worker rights and vowed to step up their fights to improve workplaces.
A Supreme Court ruling Tuesday against a California law regulating pregnancy centers that don't offer abortions likely deals a blow to a similar provision in Baltimore that lower courts had already ruled against.
With the Supreme Court allowing Ohio to purge its voter registration rolls of people who haven't voted in several elections — an alleged fix of the non-existent problem of fraud — it is more important than ever for citizens to safeguard this precious right by exercising it. Every. Election. Day.
Maryland General Assembly leaders say they are willing to consider a special session devoted to possibly legalizing sports betting, after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring New Jersey and other states from offering it.