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Steve Lash covers appellate courts and general legal affairs for The Daily Record.

Court disbars Baltimore immigration lawyer

Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Baltimore lawyer who erroneously told an Egyptian client he need not show up at an immigration hearing — and then failed to show up himself — leading to the man being ordered out of the United States in absentia.

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A chance to shape the courts

A chance to shape the courts

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will have the opportunity to name at least two judges to Maryland’s highest court and a new chief judge for its intermediate appeals court during his coming term.

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Gansler to switch sides at term’s end

Gansler to switch sides at term’s end

Outgoing Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, who helped secure more than $900 million for the state in a nationwide mortgage settlement with five lenders, will switch to defending financial institutions from state and federal regulators in his next job.

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Justice Delayed, IV

Although Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera achieved her inaugural goal of having the Court of Appeals decide all cases in the same term they were heard, the average time between argument and opinion actually rose by about three weeks in the court’s last fiscal year.

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