Justice

Md. Justice Commission plans to increase data access

Legislation that increases funding for legal services, reduces health inequities, and improved access to unemployment benefits were among the successes of a justice task force led by Maryland’s attorney general.

Maryland governor would lose parole veto powers under bill

A bill that would remove the governor from the parole process is on a bumpy path through the Maryland Legislature, as both chambers have different versions of the bill that must be hammered out in just a few days.

The death of Sarah Everard spurs movement to stop violence against women

UK woman Sarah Everard was murdered while walking home alone at night, and it has caused an uproar on social media. The “97% statistic” is trending on many social platforms, as data was released by U.N. Women stating that 97% of women ages 18-24 in the UK have been sexually harassed, and many believe it is no different in the U.S.

University of Maryland students hold candlelight vigil to call attention to anti-Asian hate crimes

College Park, MD– When three Asian-American students at the University of Maryland heard of the Atlanta shootings, they organized a vigil. UMD President Darryll Pines attended. Organizers called on him to do more for AAPI students.

The Department of Homeland Security makes $20 million available to fight domestic terrorism

In the wake of the January 6 insurrection at the United State Capitol building, the Biden administration is taking steps to combat white supremacist motivated domestic terrorism, violence and the online radicalization of youths and adults.

New bill would change police procedure during traffic stops

A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would change procedure during a traffic or other stop to ensure that officers explicitly state certain rights, and aims to prevent police from using deceptive or coercive measures to obtain information.

Maryland bill would provide voting info to the incarcerated

Those incarcerated awaiting trial or convicted of misdemeanors would be able to register to vote and learn about their voting rights under legislation in the Maryland General Assembly this year.

Bolton revelations overshadow Trump impeachment defense, may shift GOP witness stance

WASHINGTON – Explosive revelations by former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton cast a cloud over President Donald Trump’s defense Monday in his Senate impeachment trial and appeared to be dividing Republican senators over whether calling new witnesses and…

In brief impeachment trial opening, Trump lawyers insist president did nothing wrong

WASHINGTON — During their brief first day of opening statements Saturday, President Donald Trump’s defense lawyers aimed to undermine House Democrats’ assertions that their client committed impeachable offenses. They did so by accusing House Democrats of omitting evidence and saying…

Trump Ukraine obstruction continues, House Democrats tell Senate impeachment trial

WASHINGTON – In their final day of opening statements, the Democrats’ House impeachment managers argued Friday that President Donald Trump threatened national security when soliciting investigations by Ukraine and remains a threat. They made the case that he should be…