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Court moves up arguments in Carroll County case to Monday

In a nod to time being of the essence, Maryland’s high court said it will hear arguments Monday on whether the Carroll County Republican Central Committee should have refused Gov. Larry Hogan’s demand for additional names once the committee notified him of its choice to fill a state Senate vacancy.

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Carroll County appointment sparks constitutional challenge

Carroll County appointment sparks constitutional challenge

In the first constitutional challenge of Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration, Maryland’s top court will decide whether the Carroll County Republican Central Committee should have refused his demand for additional names once the committee had notified him of its choice to fill a vacancy in the General Assembly.

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Barbera tells lawmakers ‘judiciary is doing well’

Barbera tells lawmakers ‘judiciary is doing well’

Addressing a joint session of the General Assembly, Maryland’s top judge called for the state’s lawmakers help Wednesday as the judiciary strives to use emerging technologies to make courts more accessible to Marylanders, especially those of low income or who do not speak English.

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Union members can sue for ‘complete relief,’ top court says

Union members alleging harm by their colleagues need not exhaust the organization’s internal dispute procedures but can head straight to court if money damages are unavailable under the union’s process, Maryland’s top court said in affirming a transit worker’s $425,000 defamation award against his union local and its president.

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Wage law provides out-of-state protection, court says

Wage law provides out-of-state protection, court says

A poorly drafted employment contract between a Maryland lawyer and a Virginia law firm gave Maryland’s top court the opportunity to say the state’s wage-protection law safeguards Marylanders working for out of state companies regardless of where their contract was signed.

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Court considers damages cap in police-shooting death

Court considers damages cap in police-shooting death

The Maryland legislature never intended to cap the financial compensation available for victims of egregiously unconstitutional police misconduct, a lawyer for the family of a man killed by an off-duty Prince George’s County officer told the state’s top court Monday.

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