ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Several months before the U.S. Civil War, Maryland and three other states voted for a constitutional amendment protecting their right to allow slavery.
Sen. Brian Frosh is sponsoring a Senate joint resolution this session to rescind Maryland's vote. The resolution notes that the 13th Amendment and the Civil War's end have rendered the Corwin amendment moot.
At a hearing Thursday, the Montgomery County Democrat urged Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee colleagues to support the measure.