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  • Race had a role in Hogan's win

    Race had a role in Hogan's win
    Larry Hogan's 5-point defeat of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown last week in the Maryland governor's race was overshadowed by national electoral developments, notably the Republicans' recapture of the U.S. Senate majority they lost in 2006. But what a win....
  • No more executions

    Gov. Martin O'Malley needs to act soon to resolve the legal limbo into which the four remaining inmates on Maryland's death row have fallen since the repeal of the state's death penalty last year. State Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler opposed...
  • Gansler argues state must vacate sentences of death row inmates

    Gansler argues state must vacate sentences of death row inmates
    More than a year after the repeal of capital punishment in Maryland, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler says the state has no choice but to change the sentences of its remaining death row inmates. Gansler has filed a legal brief in support of an appeal...
  • 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...
  • 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. "Wow. What a historic night in Maryland," an ebullient Hogan told supporters early Wednesday...
  • 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...
  • Why don't Dems question Md.'s flawed health exchange rollout?

    Why don't Dems question Md.'s flawed health exchange rollout?
    Who are Gov. Martin O'Malley and Attorney General Doug Gansler trying to kid? The reason potential litigation over the flawed rollout of Maryland's health exchange is being postponed is the upcoming election. They are deeply afraid of what Noridian is...
  • 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...
  • The gubernatorial debates should cut through mudslinging [Commentary]

    The gubernatorial debates should cut through mudslinging [Commentary]
    The presidential election of 2012 and Maryland's gubernatorial election of 2014 have much in common rhetorically in terms of their approaches to issues and spin, the two key components of political persuasion. The 2012 presidential election pitted a...
  • Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'

    Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'
    Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging,...