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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Brian Frosh
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has endorsed state Sen. Brian Frosh in his Democratic primary bid for attorney general.
Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he may issue an executive order creating a pilot program for reforms to criminal bail procedures.
A House committee has decided to delay the Senate's plan to rework Maryland's bail hearing process.
The Maryland Senate is now just a vote away from approving a plan to rework the bail system and depend more on data, in what the bill's sponsor calls a "moneyball" approach.
A plan to automate the risk assessments of criminal defendants is headed to the Senate floor for a vote. A committee has advanced it by a 7-4 vote.
Lawmakers are looking for a stop-gap measure to fix problems with Maryland's bail system, starting this spring. Sen. Joseph Getty, R-Carroll, said they're hung up on disagreements about how dramatic these short-term changes should be.
Maryland's Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect those who can prove they didn't know their dog was dangerous.
Maryland prosecutors and public defenders are supporting legislation that would establish a formula, based on factors like criminal history, to decide whether people charged with a crime should be released before trial.
A proposal to create a statewide pretrial services unit, which would help decide whether or not arrestees should be held in jail before their trials, is gaining ground in Maryland's legislature.
A new Senate bill tries to hold dog owners liable when their dogs bite "innocent victims," but without being too strict - owners who can prove they didn't know the dog was dangerous won't be held responsible.
Several months before the U.S. Civil War, Maryland and three other states voted for a constitutional amendment protecting their rights to allow slavery. This year lawmakers could rescind that vote.
State Sen. Brian Frosh says he is exploring a run for attorney general of Maryland.
Legislators from Montgomery and Prince George's counties are collecting signatures on a petition asking the Maryland Public Service Commission to fine two power companies more than $100 million each to pay for a reserve of utility workers during emergencies.
"But it's not a perfect world," he said.
Frosh said that "in a perfect world," Maryland would imitate this approach.