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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - James Brochin
Gov. Martin O'Malley will throw his support behind legislation to repeal the death penalty in Maryland this year, he announced at an event Tuesday while flanked by civil rights activists and legislators.
Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday the state Senate is within two votes of approving a ban on capital punishment in Maryland, and the governor underscored that job creation and transportation funding concerns will be top priorities in the legislative session.
Maryland's highest court has upheld the state's new legislative map, rejecting four lawsuits from critics who claimed it was illegally gerrymandered for political reasons.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill Thursday that strengthens the state's texting-while-driving ban by closing a loophole that allowed drivers to text at stoplights and read messages while driving.
Several remained quiet through most of the hearing, and Sen. James Brochin said he worries that making marijuana culturally acceptable will drive up rates of use.
Sen. James Brochin told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that only six states cap their penalties as low as Maryland does.