| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The three Democratic candidates for state attorney general have scheduled two debates before the June 24 primary. The contenders will meet May 19 at the University of Maryland College Park and June 9 at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown won a straw poll of Western Maryland Democrats who gathered Saturday in one of the most Republican-dominated regions of the state.
Brown outpolled fellow gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler 76-64 at...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Over solid Republican objections, the Senate voted Monday night to remove the one-year statute of limitation on an existing law against using a handgun in a crime of violence or other felony.
Senators voted 34-12 to approve and send to the House...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:11 PM
As state lawmakers try to get Maryland's medical marijuana program off the ground, the focus has turned to the practical matter of establishing an industry to provide the drug — and the details are proving daunting.
While there is broad...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Two-thirds of Maryland Democrats are undecided in a wide-open race to succeed Douglas F. Gansler as state attorney general, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun shows.
Among Democrats who expressed a preference, Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County was ahead...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Maryland's highest court tossed out Wednesday the heart of an ambitious legislative effort to stop homeowners from losing their property over unpaid rent on the ground beneath their houses.
The Court of Appeals ruled that the law violated the rights of...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Maryland Republican Party may have a prospect to run for attorney general in 2014, possibly giving it a candidate for an office it left uncontested in 2010.
Richard Douglas, a lawyer, businessman and Iraq veteran, released a statement Tuesday in...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Maryland's judiciary is urging the General Assembly to streamline the state's system for setting or denying bail for criminal defendants, replacing the current two-step process with a single hearing before a judge most of the time.
A task force...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Republican hopes of fielding a candidate for attorney general this year were set back Friday when College Park lawyer Richard J. Douglas told supporters he has decided not to run.
Douglas, 57, had said last month that he was considering entering the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:01 PM
More than 200 guns were sold to people legally barred from owning them as a surge in firearms sales last year overwhelmed Maryland's background check system, according to state police.
One gun was sold to a man later accused of using it in a...