The state of Maryland will ban Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates that feature the Confederate flag starting on Nov. 17, but Jay Barringer, the commander of the Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans said he will still fly his flags high.
The Maryland House voted 82-56 Friday in favor of repealing the death penalty. Once Gov. Martin O’Malley signs the bill, Maryland will become the 18th state to abolish capital punishment.
Maryland’s lawmakers urged Congress Wednesday to pass legislation to create two national parks honoring the legacy of Underground Railroad leader Harriet Ross Tubman.
Maryland moved one step closer to becoming the 18th state to abolish the death penalty after Gov. Martin O’Malley joined the NAACP and others in the effort Tuesday.
U.S. Senate candidate C. Anthony Muse, running to unseat Sen. Ben Cardin, defended campaign literature, which singled out Jews in the upper chamber, as “educational tools” designed to emphasize the low numbers of blacks in Congress.
Some Montgomery County Democrats, several state delegates, the NAACP of Maryland and a number of Republicans are openly opposing the plan put forth by the Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee.