Leaked Supreme Court opinion on abortion law causes political uproar

Supporters of the Roe v. Wade ruling and opponents demonstrated for hours on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court – protests that certainly were loud enough for justices to hear in their offices.

Protesters rally at Supreme Court as justices ponder ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

The Court will decide whether the Biden administration has the authority to reverse former President Donald Trump’s 2019 decision preventing asylum seekers at the Southern border from entering the U.S. The policy has been criticized by immigrant advocacy groups.

Already OK on passports, “X” gender option is expanding to other documents

Sarah Warbelow, legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, told Capital News Service that the “X” gender marker on passports is “a measure that’s overdue.” The federal government is now working to expand use of the marker on other identity documents.

Republican lawmakers across the nation are attacking LGBTQ+ rights

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is one of many Republican-backed measures across the country that aim to curb LGBTQ+ rights. Last year, 17 anti-LGBTQ laws passed in state legislatures in eight states.

Maryland’s Cardin meets with Supreme Court nominee Jackson

“It’s an opportunity for us to get to know each other a bit better and we thank her for her willingness to serve her country in this critically important position,” Cardin said to reporters.

Biden cuts off Russian oil and gas imports to U.S.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday banning Russian oil, natural gas, and coal imports to the United States in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Biden administration preps new rules covering sexual misconduct

The new policies are also expected to create additional protections for LGBTQ+ students, according to Biden’s executive order.

‘Putin chose this war’: Biden imposes new sanctions on Russia for Ukraine invasion

Biden said that the new sanctions will “impose severe costs on the Russian economy, both immediately and over time.”

Maryland Democrats back Biden’s sanctions on Russia

After President Biden announced the first round of sanctions on Russia Tuesday after its latest invasion of Ukraine, some of Maryland’s lawmakers joined in support of the president’s actions.

Frontier-Spirit merger, Southwest to be main competitors at BWI

The recently announced merger between Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines will create the second-largest airline carrier at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport, but some critics say the proposed combination carrier would affect fares and service adversely.