| 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...
| 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 23, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler handed a victory to Frederick County's new Democratic chief executive Tuesday as he ruled that the county commissioners' decision to appoint her defeated Republican foe to the county Planning Commission was invalid....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:39 AM
Today, Gov. Martin O'Malley formally issued notice of his intent to commute the sentences of Maryland's four remaining death row inmates to life without the possibility of parole. While Mr. O'Malley's critics may be quick to sniff out Democratic...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:00 AM
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh will be sworn in today as Maryland's 44th attorney general.
During a ceremony in Annapolis, Frosh will take over from out-going Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler who held the post for eight years.
The attorney general is...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:00 PM
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,...