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Court Upholds Maryland’s Ban on Rapid Fire Gun Bump Stocks
State News
Court Upholds Maryland’s Ban on Rapid Fire Gun Bump Stocks
2020-07-06 14:03:19
by Tom Ramstack

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan won a judgment this week against gun rights advocates who wanted to overturn the state’s ban on bump stocks and other attachments. Bump stocks speed up the firing rate on semi-automatic weapons, turning them into the... Read More

About 1 in 10 Ballots Went Undelivered to Baltimore Voters During Special Election
Political News
About 1 in 10 Ballots Went Undelivered to Baltimore Voters During Special Election

BALTIMORE — Nearly 1 in 10 ballots was unable to be delivered to Baltimore city voters during the special election in April, raising concerns for the June 2 primary, which is also being conducted by mail. The data, released by... Read More

Kweisi Mfume To Be Sworn in Tuesday as Maryland’s Newest Congressman
Congress
Kweisi Mfume To Be Sworn in Tuesday as Maryland’s Newest Congressman

BALTIMORE — Twenty-four years after leaving the U.S. House, Baltimore Democrat Kweisi Mfume returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to be sworn in as Maryland’s newest congressman, succeeding his friend, the late Elijah Cummings. The swearing-in will occur on the... Read More

Mail Vote in Maryland Will Fill a House Seat
State News
Mail Vote in Maryland Will Fill a House Seat

BALTIMORE — As states across the nation grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, stringent public health measures have disrupted more than the lives of millions of Americans and the businesses on which they relied. The outbreak has also upended an... Read More

Maryland Elections Board to Recommend No In-Person Voting for June Primary
Maryland
Maryland Elections Board to Recommend No In-Person Voting for June Primary

BALTIMORE — The State Board of Elections is recommending that there be no in-person voting for the June 2 primary due to the new coronavirus pandemic, pushing citizens to mail-in or drop-off ballots that would be sent to every one... Read More

Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set
Congress
Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set

BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that a special primary election for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District would be held Feb. 4, with a special general election April 28. The announcement kicks... Read More

Maryland Marijuana Case Sets Standard For Police Searches Of Crime Suspects
State News
Maryland Marijuana Case Sets Standard For Police Searches Of Crime Suspects
2019-08-21 18:19:03
by Tom Ramstack

A ruling last week by Maryland’s highest court is likely to help redefine the criminal law of marijuana possession as states nationwide search for new legal standards. A unanimous Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that police who smell marijuana can... Read More

Fourth Circuit Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Over Trump's D.C. Hotel
In The News
Fourth Circuit Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Over Trump's D.C. Hotel
2019-07-10 19:48:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to President Trump Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit claiming he's been illegally profiting from foreign and state government officials who stay at his luxury hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.... Read More

Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts
Supreme Court
Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts
2019-06-27 16:58:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, means that federal courts now will have no role in... Read More

Census Case Sent Back to Lower Court Ahead of Supreme Court Decision
Census
Census Case Sent Back to Lower Court Ahead of Supreme Court Decision
2019-06-26 19:35:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A lawsuit alleging that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census violates the rights of minorities has been sent back to a federal court in Maryland just hours ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision... Read More

Selflessness Makes History in Maryland As First African American and Woman Elected House Speaker
In The States
Selflessness Makes History in Maryland As First African American and Woman Elected House Speaker
2019-05-03 20:37:21
by Dan McCue

It had all the makings of a political disaster. The battle to replace the late Michael Busch as speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates had come down to two candidates, both Democrats, but closed-door negotiations had produced no consensus... Read More

Baltimore Sues To Force Second Jewel Of Triple Crown To Stay Put
Litigation
Baltimore Sues To Force Second Jewel Of Triple Crown To Stay Put
2019-03-20 21:34:55
by Dan McCue

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sued the owners of Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday in a bid to block them from moving one of the city's signature sporting events, the Preakness Stakes, to another thoroughbred racing track in Maryland. Pugh, a... Read More

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