The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which questions whether religious-based foster care agencies choosing not to work with same-sex parents are exempt from nondiscrimination laws. Catholic Charities of Baltimore no longer provides foster or adoption services but FreeState Justice, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group, fears other Maryland social services could be affected by a religious exemption ruling.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Teens could be exempted from Maryland’s child pornography laws in certain cases if the General Assembly passes any one of four differing bills filed this session.
Lawmakers want to decriminalize teen “sexting,” a practice that arose with the mass adoption of smartphones and that experts say is fairly common among teenagers.
Legislation that passed in the Maryland Senate would establish statewide an initiative to provide therapy dogs to child witnesses in circuit court hearings and proceedings.
WASHINGTON — Before 2016, the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses of the U.S. Constitution didn’t get much attention. Now, these two short sections — which historians and legal scholars interpret as prohibiting government officials from accepting gifts from foreign or…
The Capital Gazette shooting trial has been rescheduled for early March, just as court documents with information ranging from references to DNA testing to notes about the defendant’s veterinary history recently became publicly available.
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Michael Wachs postponed the Capital Gazette shooting trial Wednesday, after the defense asked for more time to review information provided by the prosecution’s mental health expert witnesses.
The gunman in the Capital Gazette shooting trial pleaded guilty Monday to the murders of journalists Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen and John McNamara, as well as advertising assistant Rebecca Smith.
Judge Laura Ripken ruled on the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s Office request in the Capital Gazette shooting trial to access materials that defense experts used to make conclusions concerning the defendant’s mental health, should the case reach the criminal responsibility phase of proceedings.