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Opinion: Lawmakers Should Oppose Bill to Retroactively Allow Old Lawsuits

Proposed legislation once again before committees in the Maryland House and Senate is the latest attempt by out-of-state trial lawyers to change the law...

As Policing Bills Hit The Floor, Senators Reflect on a Difficult Legislating Process

After months of work, a series of bills seeking to provide sweeping change to policing in Maryland was presented on the Senate floor Friday...

Senate Panel Votes Out Use of Force Bill, Completes Police Reform Package

After nearly 30 hours of voting and two weeks of impassioned debate, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee passed the final bill in its sweeping...

Diversity of State’s Courts Become the Issue in Debate Over Judicial Appointments

The issue of how Maryland's judges are appointed ― and how they attempt to keep their seats ― was a hot topic in the...

Faith Leaders Press Lawmakers on Immigration Bills

More than 100 Maryland religious leaders and faith-based organizations have written this week to top state lawmakers, pressing them to prioritize four immigration bills...

Bill Seeks to Protect Children Against Abusive Parents in Family Court Proceedings

Sen. Susan C. Lee (D-Montgomery) presented a bill before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Wednesday seeking to train judges who preside over family...

Opinion: Montgomery County Needs State Use of Force Law for Police

Police in Montgomery County have killed one of our neighbors, again.Less than one month after Gaithersburg City Police officers chased down and killed Kwamena...

Black Lawmakers Question State Police Superintendent About Discrimination

Members of Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus say the state police department has a big problem with racial discrimination that has worsened over the decades,...
Immigrant Rights

Opinion: Many Asian-American Voters Support Strong Immigrant Rights Policies

A few years ago, I asked the students in one of my Asian-American studies classes whether they had voted in the 2016 election. Most of...

Carter Says Amended Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights Bill ‘Guts the Concept of...

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted Friday night to pass a repeal of the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights out of the committee.“It...