Tag: U.S. Supreme Court

Both of Maryland’s Senators Will Oppose Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

From left: Sen. Ben Cardin (D), Judge Neil Gorsuch and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D)

President Donald Trump’s nominee for an open seat on the Supreme Court will go before the U.S. Senate for confirmation within the week. Today, both of Maryland’s senators pledged they will not vote to let him in.

U.S. Supreme Court Takes up Baltimore Police Corruption Case


Supreme_Court_Front_DuskCrooked cops in Baltimore were on the minds of the U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday. The court heard arguments in the case of a police officer involved in a kickback scheme.

Supreme Court Finally Tracks Down Bobby Chen, Denies His Case Anyway


Supreme_Court_US_2010The U.S. Supreme Court’s long search for Bobby Chen finally came to an end. Justices being justices, they decided Chen’s case wasn’t worth considering, after all.

Man Suing Baltimore City Wins Over Supreme Court, Goes Missing



The Supreme Court made a rare exception in deciding to hear the case of a man who is suing Baltimore City for demolishing his house. Now, if only they could find him.

Correcting Facts on “Young Thurgood”: Big Fish Q&A with UM Law Professor Larry Gibson



For decades, UM law prof and political consultant Larry Gibson found himself talking the record straight about Thurgood Marshall’s youth and young adulthood – it bothered him that the media held certain basic misconceptions about the justice. For example, Marshall didn’t resent his hometown of Baltimore. He didn’t lack a sense of humor. Nor did Marshall ever intend to be a dentist! Of course, there’s meatier more (the meticulously researched book weighs in at 413 pages). But you’ll have to read Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice (Prometheus) for the larger, nuanced character study.