D.C. pro-choice march demands protection for women’s rights

Thousands rallied Saturday in Washington in support of reproductive rights as a response to a restrictive abortion bill passed in Texas and an upcoming Supreme Court challenge to a Mississippi law.

Anti-abortion bills on the rise among state legislatures

Republican state legislators across the country are introducing increasingly restrictive anti-abortion bills in the hopes of sending a case through the conservative-majority Supreme Court and possibly overturning Roe v. Wade.  Over 500 abortion restrictions have been introduced in state legislatures…

Protesters gathered today to march against Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination

Protestors spent the day exercising their first amendment right to oppose the supreme court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Their chants even brought out some congressional leaders from the Senate building.

Hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued today

Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued today as both Democratic and Republican Senators questioned her on her views of cases and previous court decisions. Here are some of the highlights from the morning.

In Maryland, advocates educate immigrants about the census

There won’t be a citizenship question on the 2020 census, but immigrants are still afraid of sharing information with the government. In Maryland, immigrant-advocates are knocking on doors to tell residents why the census matters.

Immigrant advocates rally in Baltimore before crucial Supreme Court case

Immigrants’ rights advocates rallied in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs Nov. 8, 2019, in front of Baltimore City Hall. The rally represented a stop near the end of a march from the Statue of Liberty in New York City to the Supreme Court in Washington ahead of a Tuesday hearing that could decide the fate of the programs. The “Home Is Here” march began Oct. 26. Participants, many of them DACA beneficiaries, walked the whole way, sleeping in allies’ homes and church basements.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau holds stance against added payday borrower protections

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has not budged on its June decision cutting additional protections.  “There was insufficient evidence and legal support for these requirements,” CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger wrote in a Sep. 23 letter to Rep. Maxine…

Supreme Court to weigh Virginia life sentences in Washington sniper case

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday over whether to uphold Virginia’s life sentences without parole imposed on Washington sniper Lee Boyd Malvo for murders and other crimes committed when he was 17. Malvo and his partner,…

Washington Bullpen: Inside the District’s fight for voting representation in Congress

WASHINGTON – When the colonies broke off from British control to become the United States, one of their rallying cries was “no taxation without representation.” Now, 243 years later, license plates in the nation’s capital city bear the same message…

Supreme Court hears arguments in Maryland gerrymandering case

Maryland’s gerrymandering case, involving the state’s Sixth Congressional District, that’s been making its way through the courts for several years landed before the U-S Supreme Court on Tuesday.