Hogan vetoes two bills, signs three as session nears close

ANNAPOLIS — The 2016 session of the Maryland General Assembly may end in April the way it began in January: with veto override votes. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, announced Tuesday that he would veto a bill changing the composition of the Anne Arundel County School Board Nominating Commission, which then recommends candidates for the …

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How a spy probe wound up as a child pornography prosecution

WASHINGTON — FBI agents investigating a potential data leak at Boeing obtained a secret warrant to search the home computers of a company manager in California for evidence they thought would connect him to Chinese economic espionage. Instead, they say, they found something else entirely: graphic child pornography. With that discovery two years ago, an …

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Miller sends message on stalled police oversight bill

ANNAPOLIS — The fate of a controversial police oversight bill appears to rest on whether legislators from Baltimore City press for an amendment adding two civilian members to a panel that reviews brutality cases. The Senate sent the bill back to committee late Monday night — a procedural move that at this stage of the …

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‘Yes means yes’ sexual assault bill dies; campus officials and activists debate next step

ANNAPOLIS — A bill that would require Maryland institutions of higher education to revamp their sexual assault policies will not receive a vote this year, setting up a debate between university officials and activists about how to address the problem on college campuses. HB1142, the Affirmative Consent Standard bill, requires state colleges and universities, both …

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Editorial Advisory Board: Let rape victims bar attackers from asserting parental rights

Sometimes, the law has odious results. For example, rapists in Maryland can demand parental rights when it comes to children conceived in violence. For the women they brutalized, the emotional torment of fighting over custody and visitation amounts to a second rape. It’s time for that to end. For several years, the General Assembly entertained …

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Gov. Hogan to let city take control of liquor board appointments

The City Council and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be allowed to appoint members to Baltimore’s liquor board under legislation that will pass into law without a signature from Gov. Larry Hogan.

Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that he was letting a group of bills move forward without signing or vetoing them. That group includes SB1159, sponsored by Baltimore Democrat Sen. Joan Carter Conway.

The bill takes away the governor’s ability to make appointments to the city’s liquor…

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