If all of the ballot initiatives succeed, pot will be legal in 25 states.
In Maryland, the Democratic Governors Association spent more than seven figures boosting the same candidate favored by former President Trump.
Several states are retaining subjective criteria for carry permits or imposing new restrictions on gun possession.
State Reactions to the SCOTUS Ruling Against Discretionary Carry-Permit Laws Range From Compliance to Defiance
Some states promptly eliminated subjective standards, while others refused to recognize the decision's implications.
Climate protesters who blocked an interstate outside D.C. likely cost a man his parole.
Jonathan Wall, whose federal trial begins on May 2, notes that many people openly engage in similar conduct with impunity.
Advanced statistics and redistricting reformers combined to kill one of the country's worst gerrymanders.
Plus: Jehovah's Witnesses abuse copyright process, millions more ditch cable, Russia bans Facebook, and more...
Maryland Democrats Hate Gerrymandering So Much, They're Trying To Eliminate the State's Lone Republican District
When it comes to drawing congressional districts, concerns about the legitimacy of democracy seemingly go out the window.
"Do you really want to live in a country where government bureaucrats, based on whim and personal preference, can censor whatever they don't like?"
Patrons of Abington's Bush River Books & Video were arrested for the crime of "perverted sexual practice."
Legislators cannot have it both ways.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids railed against cops for enforcing the same kind of anti-vaping rule they help pass.
Two states have passed laws requiring court approval before the cops can use genetic genealogy services to track down a suspect.
Dumb laws lead to police brutality.
Hernan Palma is suing after he says he was punched in the face and his family restrained by cops during a botched no-knock drug raid.
Reforms like the ones recently passed in Maryland and New Mexico offer a better long-term fix than the conviction of one police officer.
Over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, the state’s Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights is tossed out.
"This is why people need to beat their kids," one officer remarked.
Maryland's Legislature Just Imposed a New Tax on Digital Advertising by Overriding Gov. Larry Hogan's Veto
The first-in-the-nation tax is an expensive and regressive policy that's also possibly unconstitutional.
A report cites his "anti-government," "anti-police" ideology as an impetus for the fatal no-knock raid.
Regulations meant to curb childhood obesity will be more effective at hampering restaurants.
Public officials are routinely undermining the legitimacy of coronavirus countermeasures by ignoring their own (often arbitrary) rules.
It's been nearly four months since a Maryland SWAT team killed Duncan Lemp, and there's been no transparency.
The Feds Are Opposing Efforts To Release Maryland Inmates Into Home Confinement Because of Coronavirus
A Maryland defense attorney says the Bureau of Prisons is ignoring a judge's order to release his client into home confinement because of coronavirus concerns.
Montgomery County police say Duncan Lemp "confronted" a SWAT team executing a search warrant on his family's house. His family says he was shot in bed.
Prince George's County had started a pilot program to fit officers with body cameras five years ago, but never set aside the money to expand.
Baltimore County Admits It Hasn't Been Recycling Glass for 7 Years. It Still Encourages Residents to Recycle Glass.
When ritual is more important than reuse
“The suspect was struck several times by the officer's duty weapon.” No, the cop shot him.
Del. Vaughn Stewart (D–Montgomery County) says a mix of new private and public housing is needed to combat Maryland's housing affordability problems.
State legislatures and Congress can (and probably should) take steps to limit partisan gerrymandering. This was never an issue for the courts to settle.
Hospitals gamed the system and costs didn’t come down.
Regulators are gearing up for a long debate about the size, shape, and other specifications of edibles.
The city’s systems have been down since May 7, with no end in sight.
Maryland's New 'Clean Energy' Bill Includes Millions in Subsidies for Pollution-Spewing Trash Incinerators and Paper Mills
The state treats burning trash as a renewable energy source worthy of taxpayer support.
Marijuana Activist Who Live-Streamed Meeting With Congressional Staffer Charged With 'Illegal Wiretap'
Rep. Andy Harris's (R-Md.) office refuses to say whether the congressman supports prosecution of the young activist.
The accidental criminal penalties in Baltimore's proposed scooter bill reveal the problems with the default criminalization of code violations.
This might not be what lawmakers had in mind when they created this program.