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Tensions Flare in Senate Committee Over Juvenile Justice Bill

Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Delores G. Kelley (D-Baltimore County) presented a bill Tuesday that would prohibit judges from sentencing juvenile offenders to life without...

Delegate Seeks to Do Away With Qualified Immunity for Police Officers

Several years ago, Makia Smith was dragged out of her car by her hair and placed under arrest. Her crime: video recording a police...

Advocates Favor Single-Issue Policing Bills. How Do They Differ From the Speaker’s Omnibus Legislation?

Following the spate of tragedies that 2020 brought to the national stage, many lawmakers are saying that the 2021 General Assembly session is the...
Pretrial

Opinion: Leveling the Unequal Pretrial System for the Poor

No one awaiting trial, presumed innocent, should be incarcerated based on their financial circumstances. Period.Maryland’s piecemeal pretrial home detention system, in actuality, is no...

Cardin, Van Hollen React to Impeachment Vote

Maryland Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) and Chris Van Hollen (D) issued stinging rebukes of former President Trump on Saturday after the Senate fell...

Opinion: The Attack in the Judicial Proceedings Committee

After the unnecessary and disturbing mudslinging in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee (JPR) earlier this month, I have been thinking about the role of...

With House Votes, Expanded Background Checks for Gun Sales Become Law, Digital Ad Tax...

Maryland law will now require private sellers to arrange background checks for sales of shotguns and rifles after the House of Delegates voted Thursday...

Federal Judge Orders Release of Expert Report Detailing Officer Misconduct

A federal judge ruled Wednesday to unseal an expert report detailing dozens of instances of misconduct and discriminatory practices perpetrated by officers in the...

Jones’ Sweeping Police Workgroup Bill Receives Criticism From the ACLU

House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to present a bill that seeks to introduce sweeping reform...

Following Raskin’s Emotional Argument, Senate Declares Trump Trial Constitutional

By Laina Miller, Clara Longo de Freitas and Aneeta Mathur-AshtonOn a bipartisan vote of 56-44, the U.S. Senate Tuesday asserted the constitutionality of its...