Mary Ellen Barbera spent many of her first 100 days as Maryland’s top jurist visiting the state’s circuit and district courts, a half-finished trek that she said has revealed to her many aging courthouses that are too small for their workloads or not designed to handle 21st century technology.
Loyola University Maryland is receiving a $1.75 million gift to form a new program in peace and justice studies.
The Maryland Judiciary last month began billing the state’s lawyers $5 to help fund a new center aimed at improving civility in the profession and ensure that lawyers stay focused on serving clients and promoting the proper administration of justice.
Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell’s Tidewater Virginia drawl could make the word “court” sound as if it had two syllables. And Justice Clarence Thomas, though he doesn’t talk much, speaks in a deep baritone.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Baltimore on Thursday, giving several hundred people a chance to hear about the high court and the journey to get there.
Environmental justice is the focus of a tour in Baltimore by federal and local officials. Officials with the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forest Service plan to visit a Baltimore middle school along with city officials on Tuesday to see work being done to confront environmental justice challenges.
From coast to coast, protesters call for action in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Justice for Trayvon. The outrage over the murder of a Florida teenager sparks calls for activism here in Baltimore. A rally is planned for Monday.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration has announced about $580,000 in federal grants to reduce the amount of minorities who are disproportionately caught up in the state’s juvenile justice system.