Maryland senators on Friday passionately debated a bill that would designate judges, rather than juries, to decide life without parole sentences.
Maryland senators on Friday showed signs of cooperation on the topic of fracking, adopting two amendments to a bill opponents worried was another way of banning the natural gas drilling method.
Two Democratic senators want to terminate legislation approving the use of military force against perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks — effective in three years.
Redskins President Bruce Allen says in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the NFL team’s nickname is “respectful” toward Native Americans.
A renewed push to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Fifty U.S. senators sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, including some from Maryland. They say the name is a racist slur and now is the time to change it.
Maryland’s senators say President Barack Obama has nominated a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center to fill a vacancy on the Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Some of Maryland’s senators are impatient for a law that would let people get certain felonies, or at least a greater range of misdemeanors, cleared off their records.
Two senators say 30 years in prison isn’t long enough for someone who commits a ghastly murder. But right now, that’s the maximum for defendants convicted of second-degree murder, according to Maryland law.
Even as numbers on a roster, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ power play appears intimidating.
Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.
For the first time since 2010, the Pittsburgh Penguins have advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Standing in their way? The Ottawa Senators.
With an overtime goal by Brooks Orpik in Game 6, the Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2010.