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Roger Taney's bust sits in a crate after it was removed from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Senate Photographer Dan Rios)
Feb 9, 2023

Statue of Maryland-born author of notorious Dred Scott decision removed from Capitol

The bust of Roger Taney, the Maryland-born justice who wrote the notorious 1857 Dred Scott decision ruling African Americans were not citizens, has been removed from the U.S. Capitol.

Jun 13, 2022

Texas law might shield Uvalde information, news report says

Today is Monday, the 55th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s nomination of Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are some other news items. — Texas law may shield release of information in crimes for which no one was convicted, such as the deaths in Uvalde, according to a news report. — Denial […]

Aug 30, 2021

Chalk this up to a Fourth Amendment violation perhaps

Welcome to Monday, the 54th anniversary of the U.S. Senate’ s confirmation of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Is chalking tires a Fourth Amendment violation or merely an administrative search? — Bali bombing suspects get their first day in court after 18 years […]

Jun 10, 2020

Amid protests, Barbera calls for ‘equal justice’ in Maryland

Maryland’s top judge called on the state’s judiciary and its 40,000 attorneys Tuesday night to ensure that racial minorities and the indigent are not shortchanged in the civil and criminal justice system. “All of us – members of the judicial branch and the legal community – must, as Justice Thurgood Marshall has demanded, ensure that […]

Oct 17, 2019

Barbera leads dedication of Thurgood Marshall law library

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top judge issued an order, of sorts, to the judges, lawyers and legislators who attended a ceremony Thursday afternoon celebrating the renaming of the state’s law library in memory of civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native and the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court justice. “The doors of justice open wide […]

Oct 1, 2019

Judiciary to hold ceremony for Thurgood Marshall law library

Maryland judicial and legislative leaders will celebrate on Oct. 17 the recent renaming of the state law library in memory of civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice and a Maryland native. Mary Ellen Barbera, the state’s top jurist — who lobbied legislators for the name change this year — […]

Apr 9, 2019

Lawmakers hail bills barring cyberbullying, child porn, violence against pregnant women

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland General Assembly this year addressed the dangers posed by social media and increasingly realistic computer graphics in passing legislation to expand protections against on-line bullying of youngsters and to prevent child pornography in the digital age. The legislature, in the 90-day session that ended Monday, also enhanced penalties for violent acts […]

Feb 28, 2019

Senators consider name change for Maryland’s top two courts

ANNAPOLIS – “Justice” might finally come to Maryland. A proposed state constitutional amendment now before the General Assembly would change the name of Maryland’s top judicial tribunal from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of Maryland and the title of its jurists from judge to justice, with the chief judge becoming the chief […]

In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan participates in a question and answer program about her time sitting on the high court at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Mar 8, 2018

Supreme Court Notebook: Kagan recalls clerking for Marshall

Justice Elena Kagan recalled the moment 30 years ago when Justice Thurgood Marshall looked at her "as though I must have lost my mind."

Oct 30, 2017

Biopic ‘Marshall’ scores with those who knew late justice

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s widow, Cecilia, has seen two showings of the new movie “Marshall” about her late husband. She liked it, but had one observation about actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays the civil rights pioneer and legal giant. “He’s a very good-looking man, but he’s not as handsome as my husband […]

Dec 13, 2012

C. Fraser Smith: Making history meticulously

The story of Thurgood Marshall’s Baltimore years came together, as biographies do, bit by bit. Like a mosaic, the story came together over years of arduous excavating of public records.

Dec 6, 2012

The last time I saw Marshall

The tone of the session was set with his response to the first question from the press.

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