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Aug 5, 2013

Ehrlich, Catholic University form legal clinic

WASHINGTON — Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich has teamed up with the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law to open a clinic this semester on clemency matters for people with criminal convictions, and the initiative will include a workshop for newly elected governors and their staff. The CUA Law/Ehrlich Partnership on Clemency will […]

Mar 1, 2013

Senate keeps death penalty repeal bill intact

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’ Malley’s efforts to repeal the death penalty were buoyed Friday when senators in favor of repeal rebuffed an amendment that would allow execution in certain cases. In a 27-19 vote, senators rejected a clause to permit the death sentence in cases where a person has been found guilty of heinous […]

Dec 11, 2012

GOP urges O’Malley to repay security costs

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House Republicans are urging Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley to reimburse the state for security detail costs for out-of-state for political events. House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell and House Minority Whip Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio sent a letter on Tuesday to the governor’s office. The say the Democratic Governors Association or the governor’s ca[...]

May 31, 2012

Eye Opener: Legislature forms Pit Bull task force

In The Daily Record today, read about state and local officials threatening to shut down East Baltimore Development Inc. Meanwhile, in Montgomery County, a pair of neighboring cities are in a battle to attract business to their jurisdictions. Here’s a few other headlines pulled from the Web: The Associated Press reports that an audit found supervisory […]

May 11, 2012

Jurors resume deliberations in robocalls case

Jurors have begun the third day of deliberations in the trial of a campaign consultant accused of using Election Day robocalls to suppress black voter turnout in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Jurors began deliberations Wednesday afternoon and returned Friday morning to a Baltimore courthouse to continue considering the case against Julius Henson. The consultant worked […]

May 9, 2012

Deliberations to begin in robocalls trial

Maryland’s state prosecutor calls the claim of a campaign consultant for Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich that 2010 Election Day robocalls were a counterintuitive attempt to stimulate voter turnout “ridiculous.” Attorneys presented closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Julius Henson, who is accused of leaving an authority line off the call that told Democratic [&hellip[...]

May 9, 2012

Closing arguments underway in robocalls trial

Maryland’s state prosecutor says a campaign consultant for Republican former governor Robert Ehrlich broke the law with election day robocalls in 2010 that were aimed at suppressing black voter turnout. Closing arguments began Wednesday in the case after more than a week of testimony. On trial is Julius Henson, a consultant for Ehrlich’s campaign during […]

May 8, 2012

Henson returns to stand in robocalls trial

The defense has rested for a campaign consultant accused of using Election Day robocalls to suppress black voter turnout in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Julius Henson, who worked for Ehrlich during his rematch with Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, finished testifying Tuesday in Baltimore. His attorney had hoped to call campaign manager Paul Schurick, but he […]

May 7, 2012

Henson: Robocall was meant to stimulate votes

A consultant for Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign testified Monday that he wrote an Election Day robocall message telling voters to “relax,” but said it was actually a counterintuitive effort to motivate voters in the final hours of the election. At his trial on election fraud charges, Julius Henson testified that campaign […]

Apr 30, 2012

Case against Henson proceeds in robocalls trial

Political advisor Julius Henson, on trial for his part in an election robocalling conspiracy, lost his bid to have the prosecution dismissed and key evidence thrown out but won the right to argue that the case against him is politically motivated. Henson, 63, was charged last June with conspiring with Paul E. Schurick, former campaign […]

Apr 18, 2012

Board holds state property tax steady

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s property tax will hold steady for now, but Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning about rising debt service obligations in upcoming years. The Board of Public Works on Wednesday held the state property tax to 11.2 cents per $100 of assessed property value. But Franchot noted that debt service obligations will increase in […]

Apr 3, 2012

Romney wins Md. primary amid light turnout

ANNAPOLIS — Mitt Romney easily won the Maryland Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, getting an added lift from a blue state where voter turnout was light. Early Maryland returns showed Romney gaining 53 percent of the vote, compared with 27 percent for Santorum, 10 percent for Newt Gingrich and 8 percent for Ron Paul. With former […]

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