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Topic - Sam Arora
Maryland is on the fast track to abolishing its death penalty, after the state Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would make it the 18th state to outlaw capital punishment.
Part-time school employees in Maryland have legally been able to engage in sexual relationships with students as young as 16 and avoid prosecution due to a loophole in the current law.
A bipartisan group of 19 Maryland lawmakers is planning to file a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Maryland ruling that struck down a law allowing police to collect DNA samples from people charged with violent crimes and burglaries.
Two House panels on Tuesday passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill, sending it to the chamber floor with help from Maryland's first Republican delegate to speak in favor of the legislation.
"I keep hearing that everything is on track for passage in the House, and it would take something extraordinary to derail it," said Delegate Sam Arora, Montgomery Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill. "But you can't take anything for granted in Annapolis."