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.
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.
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.
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.