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Judge Steven Platt: Does Judicial Philosophy Matter?

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the rapid nomination of a replacement with a different judicial philosophy should remind both those who...

Poll Shows Marylanders on Board With Police Reform

As Maryland legislative committees craft comprehensive police reform packages for the 2021 General Assembly session, they appear to have significant support from voters, according...

Delegates Charkoudian and W. Fisher: Honoring All Americans

2020 has been a year of moral reckoning.The Black Lives Matter protests of this summer raised awareness of structural racism in the United States...

Md. Dems Get Perfect Score From Human Rights Campaign, While Harris Gets a Zero

According to a congressional scorecard published this week by the Human Rights Campaign, nearly every member of the Maryland congressional delegation has voted in...

Here’s a Status Report on Police Reform Measures Passed by House Workgroup

The House Workgroup to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland is preparing its recommendations ahead of the 2021 legislative session.The workgroup, created by...

Fines and Fees Make Reentry for Ex-Offenders Especially Difficult During COVID-19

District and circuit court fees: $0.25 to $300Public defender applications: $25 to $50Pre-trial electronic monitoring: $10 to $17 per dayPublic defender reimbursement: $1,000 or...

Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act Opened Floodgates for New Restrictions

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina...
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Opinion: Coalition Asked Legislators to Commit to Police Reform. It’s Still Waiting for a...

I am the mother of Gary Hopkins Jr., who was killed by law enforcement in Prince George’s County. I am the co-founder and executive...

As Courts Reopen, Public Defenders Fear for Themselves and Their Clients

Cynthia Christiani is a public defender and has served at Baltimore City’s district courthouse on North Avenue for 15 years. She said her office...

Howard County Council Votes to End ICE Contract, Faces Veto From Executive

In a 3-2 vote, the Howard County Council Monday night passed legislation that would end the county’s 25-year contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs...