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  • Frosh sworn in as attorney general

    Frosh sworn in as attorney general
    In his first moments in office, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh warned that budget cuts would impair the ability of state lawyers to do their jobs and reduce their ranks. Frosh was sworn in Tuesday afternoon as Maryland's 44th attorney general,...
  • Gansler to join Washington law firm in January

    Gansler to join Washington law firm in January
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Tuesday that he will join a Washington law firm when he leaves office next month after eight years as Maryland's top lawyer. Gansler, whose term ends Jan. 12, will become a partner in BuckleySandler LLP, where...
  • O'Malley asks to meet with families of death row inmates' victims

    O'Malley asks to meet with families of death row inmates' victims
    With two months left in office, Gov. Martin O'Malley has asked to meet with at least two families whose loved ones were killed by men on Maryland's death row — a move that might signal the governor is poised to take action on death penalty cases....
  • 21 states hope to overturn Maryland's gun control law

    21 states hope to overturn Maryland's gun control law
    Led by West Virginia's attorney general, 21 states have joined a legal effort seeking to overturn Maryland's tough new gun control law. The Maryland statute has no effect on gun laws in their states, but the attorneys general argue in an amicus brief...
  • O'Malley, murder victims' daughter speak about death penalty

    O'Malley, murder victims' daughter speak about death penalty
    A Western Maryland woman whose parents were killed by a man on death row urged Gov. Martin O'Malley in a phone conversation Monday not to commute the man's sentence. The conversation came days after The Baltimore Sun reported that O'Malley had reached...
  • With little money, two underdogs challenge Frosh for attorney general

    With little money, two underdogs challenge Frosh for attorney general
    After a bruising primary contest in which he spent more than $1.5 million, Democrat Brian Frosh has less than $80,000 left for his campaign to be Maryland attorney general. The problem for his two general election opponents? Combined, they have less than...
  • Frosh for attorney general

    Frosh for attorney general
    Much of the day-to-day work of Maryland's attorney general involves managing a legion of attorneys who provide counsel and legal advice to state government agencies large and small and to various boards and commissions. Nonetheless, the job is not to...
  • Maryland needs more sunshine

    When legislation passes the Maryland General Assembly unanimously, it usually means that it doesn’t do much aside from make lawmakers look good. Such was the case with House Bill 658, which started life as an effort to make state government more...
  • Hogan defeats Brown

    Hogan defeats Brown
    Republican Larry Hogan's campaign to "Change Maryland" scored a stunning upset Tuesday as he defeated Democrat Anthony G. Brown in the race for governor. Hogan, 58, ran on a promise to curb state spending and cut taxes. He will become Maryland's...
  • What they're saying about Larry Hogan's win

    What they're saying about Larry Hogan's win
    Larry Hogan's win over Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown for Maryland governor was considered a surprise by many, and part of a Republican sweep across the country during the midterm election. Here's what's being said around the web about how the victory fits...
  • Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    Blustery but seasonable weather comes to town this weekend. A Congressional race comes closer to a final decision. And we learn more about how a man who reportedly abducted a Philadelphia woman came to be apprehended in Maryland. Here's what you need to...