• Judge Rules Chad Wolf Serving Unlawfully as DHS Secretary, Lacked Authority to Impose Asylum Restrictions

    Judge Rules Chad Wolf Serving Unlawfully as DHS Secretary, Lacked Authority to Impose Asylum Restrictions

    A federal judge in Maryland on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing two new asylum restrictions and ruled that Chad Wolf’s role as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is likely unlawful. “In sum, the Court concludes that Plaintiffs are likely to demonstrate (former acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin) McAleenan’s appointment was …
  • Explosion Levels Several Houses in Baltimore

    Explosion Levels Several Houses in Baltimore

    Several houses in northwest Baltimore collapsed or were damaged in an explosion on Monday morning, the city’s firefighters’ union announced on Twitter. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Local 734 firefighters’ union said three people were rescued from the rubble in critical condition. Special operations rescue teams and other firefighters from …
  • Maryland Health Official Will Allow Private Schools to Open following Lawsuit Threat

    Maryland Health Official Will Allow Private Schools to Open following Lawsuit Threat

    The health officer for Montgomery County, Md., issued an executive order on Friday allowing private schools in the county to open for in-person classes, following pressure from the governor’s office as well as a looming lawsuit. Health officer Travis Gayles issued an order last week mandating that all schools in the county, including private schools, …
  • Local Officials Resist Maryland Governor’s Order to Open Private Schools

    Local Officials Resist Maryland Governor’s Order to Open Private Schools

    Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, are pushing back against an executive order by Governor Larry Hogan that prevents a blanket closure of private schools. Montgomery County health officer Travis Gayles had issued an order on Friday for all private schools in the county to remain closed until at least October 1, conducting all-remote learning. Governor …
  • Maryland Governor Issues Executive Order Blocking Blanket Private School Closure

    Maryland Governor Issues Executive Order Blocking Blanket Private School Closure

    Maryland governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order Monday voiding Montgomery County’s order banning in-person schooling at non-public schools. “Private and parochial schools deserve the same opportunity and flexibility to make reopening decisions based on public health guidelines,” Hogan said in a statement. “The blanket closure mandate imposed by Montgomery County was overly broad and …