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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 — […]
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 […]
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 […]
Justice Elena Kagan recalled the moment 30 years ago when Justice Thurgood Marshall looked at her "as though I must have lost my mind."
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 […]
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.
The tone of the session was set with his response to the first question from the press.