| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday that he would erase the last vestiges of Maryland's death row by commuting the sentences of the state's remaining condemned murderers to life without parole.
Acting on the last day of the year and with three...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Next month brings Maryland a new chief executive and a new top lawyer who differ sharply on important issues — particularly how to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. They've also clashed personally in the past.
As they prepare to meet Friday, Gov.-...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, encouraged by whopping awards and settlements in other states, could join what one analyst calls a "nationwide cascade" of litigation against the oil industry for its use years ago of a gasoline additive...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Maryland's top lawyer asked an appeals court Monday to spare the life of one of the four men left in limbo on death row after state lawmakers abolished the death penalty last year.
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler — for years a death penalty...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:55 PM
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...