Feb 18, 2022

Senate passes bill easing ban on felons’ jury service

The Maryland Senate passed legislation that would permit convicted felons to sit on juries after serving their sentences unless their conviction was for witness or jury intimidation.

Sep 20, 2017

Marylander mounts Supreme Court challenge to state’s gun-possession ban

A Maryland man has mounted a U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the state’s prohibition on convicted felons possessing firearms, saying individuals must be allowed to have a judge decide on a case-by-case basis whether the ban violates that person’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms. In his bid for Supreme Court review, James Hamilton […]

Feb 17, 2017

Gun-carrying Virginia ex-con loses 4th Circuit appeal for Maryland permit

Maryland did not violate the Constitution by denying a gun permit to a Virginia ex-convict whose gun rights had been restored in that state, 4th Circuit says.

Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller
Feb 12, 2016

Hogan chastised for using social media to gin up angry voters

Legislators receive angry, invective-laden calls and emails after Hogan urges action following governor's call to action on Facebook.

Feb 5, 2016

Zucker veto override vote raises questions

A potentially unique situation in which a legislator votes to override a veto by Gov. Larry Hogan in both the House and Senate may be legal under the Maryland Constitution. Then again, it might not be.

Feb 4, 2016

Zucker gets second vote on same veto override

The newly sworn-in senator will play a unique role in a veto override vote on just his second day.

Jan 19, 2016

Editorial Advisory Board: Instead of veto override, work for meaningful redemption reform

We believe the Maryland General Assembly should abandon the override of Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of Senate Bill 340 expanding voting rights to felons who have not completely served their sentences. Despite what override advocates suggest, the bill does little to expand voting rights for convicted felons and creates confusion for voters and elections boards. […]

Jan 14, 2016

Activists, former felons seek to override Hogan’s veto on voting rights bill

Harry Cokely had been out of prison for two days. In addition to finding a job and staying out of trouble, his first priority after ending his 13-year prison sentence was to lobby the Maryland General Assembly.

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