Supreme Court hears arguments on convicted sniper’s life sentences

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether “D.C. sniper” Lee Boyd Malvo’s juvenile life sentences without parole in Virginia violated the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment and thus should not stand. Malvo and his…

A roundup of Maryland laws taking effect Oct. 1

Hundreds of Maryland laws are going into effect Tuesday, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to medical cannabis. Here is a roundup of some of those, broken down by subject.

Legislative Black Caucus addresses its priorities for the 2018 Maryland General Assembly

The Legislative Black Caucus discussed the issues they wish to tackle during this year’s legislative session. Their continued fight for a place in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry is among their main focuses for the year.

Proposed legislation aims to stop online sex trafficking

WASHINGTON – Last year, Maryland had the 13th-most sex trafficking cases in the country with 161, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. This year, the hotline reported 61 sex trafficking cases in this the state as of June 30.…

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Gray’s death and the civil unrest that followed brought a spotlight to issues that Baltimore has faced for years.