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.

House tries again on federal law to protect journalists and sources

Shield laws protect journalists in legal proceedings from revealing their sources of information acquired during the reporting process.

After House approval of bill legalizing marijuana nationwide, attention turns to Senate

Earlier this month, The House passed a bill legalizing marijuana nationwide. Now the focus shifts to the Senate to see if the Democratic majority passes similar legislation.

In historic vote, Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman justice on Supreme Court

While President Joe Biden and Jackson watched the proceedings from the White House’s Roosevelt Room, Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the confirmation vote.

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.

Lawmakers, families, advocates challenge handling of COVID in federal prisons

Incarcerated people, generally, are three times more likely to die of COVID-19 than people in the general population, according to Corene Kendrick, deputy director of the ACLU National Prison Project.