The Maryland Senate wants to prohibit drivers from smoking in cars if a child under the age of 8 is a passenger.
A Culpeper County Circuit Judge has ordered the release of a man whose life sentence for killing an elderly woman has been tossed out by a federal judge.
Thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and advocates hope that a new report will spur federal action to end it.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration opposed Friday measures to legalize medical marijuana, citing concerns that state employees could face federal prosecution.
The D.C. Council has given final approval to a bill that would make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in the nation’s capital to get divorced.
A decision on whether to tighten dance floor regulations in Fairfax County has been deferred to another day.
Legislation to restrict judges’ authority to defer convictions has died in the General Assembly.
The most emotionally charged bill of Virginia’s 2012 General Assembly mandating ultrasound exams for women seeking abortions has cleared its final legislative hurdle and is on its way to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s expected signature.
As Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley prepares to sign legislation legalizing gay marriage, opponents of the bill have cleared one of the first hurdles to asking voters to overturn the law.
Measures advanced Tuesday that would repeal a Maryland law requiring that poor defendants have a public defender present when district court commissioners are setting their bail.