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Officials Support Moving Bust Of Dred Scott Opinion’s Author

A bronze bust of the Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the inflammatory 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery will likely be removed from the Frederick, Maryland, City Hall after a majority of aldermen said they support moving it to a museum or other appropriate venue.

08/13/2015

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The Snowden Effect: Judge Rules NSA Phone Records Likely Unconstitutional

A federal judge makes a decision on the National Security Agency’s controversial phone surveillance program. This is just the latest development since former Maryland resident and NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified material.

12/16/2013

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Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

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Md. Issues Legal Opinion On Gay Marriage Licenses

Maryland court clerks can begin accepting applications for same-sex marriage licenses immediately and issue them as soon as Dec. 6 as long as they specify that the licenses don’t take effect until Jan. 1, Attorney General Doug Gansler wrote in a legal opinion Thursday.

11/29/2012