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Sun StaffThe efforts of some state lawmakers to curb witness intimidation are being threatened by seemingly technical legal jargon that cuts to the heart of one of the criminal justice system's most sacred principles: a person's right to confront his or her...
Tags: Criminal Laws, Murder, Pennsylvania, Annapolis, Prosecution
Sun StaffMaking good on a campaign pledge to look out for Maryland's watermen, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration plans to ease crabbing restrictions imposed by his predecessor to protect Chesapeake Bay's beleaguered blue crabs. The Department of Natural...
Sun StaffA measure that would lessen the penalty for sick people found with marijuana if they can prove they possessed it for medical reasons eked out a key Senate committee victory yesterday. The bill, approved 6-5 by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee,...
Sun StaffMaryland natural resources officials proposed a ban on ownership of northern snakeheads yesterday. But the timing - four days after the voracious predator fish was found in a Montgomery County pond - angered legislators who thought the prohibition was...
Sun StaffAs momentum builds for a statewide assault weapons ban to replace a federal one that is expiring, all eyes are on Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who voted against the federal law while in Congress. Ehrlich said yesterday that he hasn't taken a position on...
Sun StaffThe fired personnel chief for the state transportation department urged Maryland lawmakers yesterday to investigate the Ehrlich administration's hiring practices, saying political staffers have established a parallel hiring system that dispenses jobs...
Tags: Justice System, Employers, Labor Legislation, Politics, Maryland
Sun StaffAfter a gripping debate in which senators described watching friends and family members die in pain, the Maryland Senate voted yesterday to reduce punishment for the very ill who use marijuana as medicine. The House of Delegates approved an identical...
Sun StaffLess than 12 hours after the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to keep malpractice insurance costs for doctors in check, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said Thursday that he is preparing his veto message and will hold a ceremony next week to nix...
Tags: Gynecology, Justice System, Politics, Maryland, Laws
Sun StaffEven as House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. awaits the final vote count in his tight Western Maryland delegate race, the leading contenders to replace him as the House of Delegates' leader are angling to secure the post. Dels. Michael E. Busch, an Anne...
The winners Michael E. Busch: House speaker flexes muscle, outmaneuvers governor, stops slots. Cas Taylor's shoes fit just fine. Delaware and West Virginia: Maryland's gambling dollars continue to pay for their schools and roads, at least for one more...
Sun StaffJuvenile Services Secretary Kenneth C. Montague Jr. faced stiff questioning yesterday about the qualifications of detention center staff members and why the public was only recently told that four such workers were charged 2 1/2 months ago with assaulting...
Sun StaffWhen Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. hired a well-connected, racetrack lobbyist this week, he bettered his chances of fulfilling a campaign promise to introduce slot gambling to the state, but critics of the move contend that he undermined another pledge: to...
Tags: Annapolis, Employers, Justice System, Marvin Mandel, Politics
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