Maryland just made it law to fund Planned Parenthood

  • On Thursday, Maryland became the first state to formalize its commitment to funding Planned Parenthood, with a law that says the state will use its own spending to reimburse clinics if the federal government slashes their funding.
  • According to the Washington Post, Gov. Larry Hogan allowed the bill to pass into law without his signature, along with 14 other measures. Read more. (4/7/17, 10:42 AM)
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Maryland will remove bust of Supreme Court justice who said slaves weren’t citizens

  • Maryland will remove the 90-year-old bust of a racist Supreme Court justice from the grounds of the Frederick City Hall this weekend, officials said in a statement on Thursday.
  • The statue of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, who once declared that slaves were not citizens, is scheduled for removal at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18. 
  • In life, Taney was best known for his infamous ruling against Dred Scott, the slave who sued for his freedom in 1857. Read more (3/16/17 5 PM)