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Here’s Delegate Mike Pushkin, the only Jewish member of the House of Delegates, explaining the difference between an inconvenience and persecution, and why he voted against the RFRA bigotry bill: Wait for the mic drop moment at the ...

Is The Uniform Bar Exam Coming To Your State Next?

The push to have the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) replace each state’s own individual version of the test is gaining momentum, and fast. On February 8th, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates adopted a resolution endorsing the adoption of the UBE in all states. The UBE enables test takers to “port” their scores to […]

West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Dangerous Legislation that Would Increase Discrimination

Today, HRC and Fairness West Virginia, the statewide LGBT advocacy organization, denounced the shameful anti-LGBT bill (HB 4012) being pushed in the West Virginia state legislature that would put LGBT people -- and West Virginians of all walks of life -- at risk for discrimination. Show More Summary

Meanwhile, In WV

Indiana style gay bashing bill is advancing: A controversial bill that proponents say will restore religious freedom but opponents say will weaken local nondiscrimination ordinances is up for a vote in the House of Delegates on Thursday. The West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which opponents are calling the “License to Discriminate” Act, was on […]

Smoking in a car with children may get you fined in Virginia

A bill has passed through the Virginia House of Delegates this week that would make it illegal to smoke in a car with a child under the age of eight. Continue reading Smoking in a car with children may get you fined in Virginia Smoking...Show More Summary

Maryland House of Delegates Honors University Of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece and University Of Maryland Medical System President & CEO Robert Chrencik

The Maryland House of Delegates and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, has announced that University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA and University of Maryland Medical System President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, are recipients of the "Speaker's Medallion," the highest honor given to the public by the leader of the Maryland House of Delegates.

ABA Asks States To Adopt Uniform Bar Exam 'Expeditiously'

National Law Journal, Nationalized Bar Exam Endorsed by ABA: Bar admission authorities across the nation should move quickly to adopt the uniform bar exam, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates decided Monday. The house adopted a resolution endorsing the exam, which enables takers to carry their scores to other...

Some in Md. GOP ask whether Zucker should vote on Senate override

Before joining Senate, lawmaker voted in House of Delegates to override Gov. Hogan’s veto.

Montgomery lawmaker goes from state delegate to state senator

Zucker served in the House of Delegates for five years; replaces former senator Karen Montgomery.

Santorum Drops Out of Presidential Race

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is dropping out of the race for the White House, sources told CNN Wednesday. After a dismal performance in the Iowa caucus -- receiving only 1 percent of the vote, resulting in zero delegates -- there had been speculation that Santorum might withdraw his candidacy for the Republican nod.

ABA House To Vote On Uniform Bar Exam

The ABA House of Delegates should encourage state bar examiners to join the 21st century by adopting the Uniform Bar Exam.

Virginia Senate Passes Pro-Equality Legislation

On Friday, the Virginia Senate passed two landmark pieces of non-discrimination legislation that now advance to the Virginia House of Delegates. Senate Bill 12 would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in state and local government employment. Show More Summary

Md. lawmakers exchange cold partisanship for a frigid plunge — with a cause

A small, bipartisan coalition from the House of Delegates will participate in Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge to support the Special Olympics.

Bargaining With PACE for Partial Return of Russian Credentials Unacceptable

Russia will resume its work in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) only when the country's delegation will see all its credentials returned without exception, speaker of the Russian lower house of parliament s...

UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Invited to White House

Vice President Joe Biden's office invited a delegation of six cancer experts to a meeting with his scientific staff and President Obama's scientific staff to discuss new national cancer initiatives in precision medicine, research and cancer clinical trials. Show More Summary

Maryland’s veto-override battle begins Wednesday in Annapolis

House of Delegates will vote on whether to reverse at least two vetoes; Senate to act Thursday.

Duma Speaker Confirms Russia to Skip January PACE Session

Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, said that Russian delegation will not going to participate in January session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

Tim Cook Lashes Out at White House Officials for Being Wishy-Washy on Encryption

Jenna McLaughlin, reporting for The Intercept: Apple CEO Tim Cook lashed out at the high-level delegation of Obama administration officials who came calling on tech leaders in San Jose last week, criticizing the White House for a lack...Show More Summary

More Raise Concerns of Housing Unaccompanied Minors at Grand Forks AFB

The possibility that Grand Forks Air Forks Base could temporarily host unaccompanied minors crossing the country's southern border has drawn more criticism from members of North Dakota's congressional delegation.

Apple CEO Tim Cook demands that Obama White House formally defend Americans' right to crypto-freedom

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jenna McLaughlin at The Intercept writes that Apple CEO Tim Cook “lashed out at the high-level delegation of Obama administration officials who came calling on tech leaders in San Jose last week.”  (more…)

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