Maryland attorneys and lawmakers sparred Friday about a proposed constitutional amendment to nullify a court ruling that requires government-funded lawyers to be present at initial bail review hearings for the poor, but the debate might be all that results from the proposal this year.
Fired because of his race. A judge rules a deputy chief with the BWI Fire Department should get his job back, saying the only reason he was fired is because he’s African-American.
It’s a landmark Supreme Court ruling on cell phones and privacy. The nation’s highest court says police cannot search a person’s phone during an arrest.
Maryland elections officials say they will no longer enforce a $10,000 limit on donors’ contributions to state candidates during a four-year election cycle, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The meeting of a task force grappling with a court ruling that requires attorneys for criminal defendants at initial bail hearings was postponed because of bad weather.
Together, the four men sitting handcuffed in a Baltimore courtroom had spent 151 years in prison. Nicholas Marshall-Bey: 34 years on a murder conviction. Salim Sadiki: 37 years after being found guilty of rape. Michael Person: 39 years in the slaying of a bartender. Hercules Williams: 41 years in the death of a man in his living room.
Maryland’s highest court says it won’t stay its ruling that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.
Contraceptive controversy. A surprise ruling by a federal judge allows young girls to get the morning-after pill without a doctor’s or parent’s permission.
A bill that would reverse the designation of pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed of dog moved closer to being passed by the Maryland House of Delegates.
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that prosecutors can demand Twitter account information of certain users in their criminal probe into the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks.
Pit bulls: family pets or dangerous dogs? The showdown over how Maryland treats these animals and their owners continues.
A bipartisan group of 19 Maryland lawmakers is planning to file a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Maryland ruling that struck down a law allowing police to collect DNA samples from people charged with violent crimes and burglaries.