Archive for 'Justice'
As drones have become more affordable, a subculture of hobbyists and would-be entrepreneurs has emerged. Lawmakers and regulators, struggling to reconcile the benefits with the potential dangers of the technology, are caught playing catch-up.
Despite the fact that pot is illegal on the federal level, a medical marijuana dispensary is preparing to open in the nation's capital, a mere two miles from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice issued two letters to Maryland courts supporting constitutional rights of citizens recording police officers in their official capacities.
Victims of crimes are treated by the U.S. "roll-of-the-dice" criminal justice system as pawns, dogs and second-class citizens, advocates said at a news conference Thursday to introduce a proposed Victims' Rights Amendment.
Alvi Tsarni joined his brother, Ruslan Tsarni, both of Gaithersburg, in distancing himself from the two brothers at the center of the investigation into the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday: Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.
While the 50-year-old Supreme Court ruling that held lawyers in criminal courts are “necessities, not luxuries” forever changed the nation's judicial landscape, legal professionals argue its promises have largely gone unfulfilled.
A University of Maryland freshman was arrested this week on charges of distributing child pornography and crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, according to a criminal complaint.
The Maryland House voted 82-56 Friday in favor of repealing the death penalty. Once Gov. Martin O'Malley signs the bill, Maryland will become the 18th state to abolish capital punishment.