• Editorial: Blame politics for plunge in High Court confidence

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    The Supreme Court is a venerable institution tasked with ensuring equal justice under the law and interpreting the Constitution as its guardian.
    Its ratings are in the cellar.
    The American people's confidence in the Supreme Court is at its lowest level ever recorded, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.
    The poll found that only 25% of Americans have confidence in the court, dropping 11 points from its mark of 36% recorded last year. The most recent figure is 5 percentage points lower than the previous lowest point, which was recorded in June 2014.
    That confidence shifts along...
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  • Supreme Court Decision On New York Gun Law Will Impact Maryland

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    BALTIMORE - The Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 to strike down a gun law in New York-and the impact of that decision will trickle down to Maryland.
    In doing so, it gave Americans the right to carry firearms in public for self-defense purposes.
    This controversial ruling by the conservative majority court could have a major impact on Maryland and several other states that have a similar law to New York's law, which requires people to show “proper cause” to get a license to carry a concealed handgun outside their home.
    WJZ spoke to folks on both sides of this debate along with legal experts to...
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