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South Kent Island developer urges Supreme Court to revive takings claim

FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A South Kent Island developer has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his claim that Queen Anne’s County must provide compensation for essentially compelling him by ordinance to combine his separate land parcels, substantially reducing the property’s marketability. Kevin ...

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ACLU appeals dismissal of lawsuit over Baltimore police settlement confidentiality clauses

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The plaintiffs challenging Baltimore’s policy of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements are appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled last month the clauses do not violate free-speech and free-press rights, ...

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Supreme Court will hear GOP challenge to Md. congressional district

In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, people stand on the steps of the Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, file)

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether Maryland’s Democrat-led General Assembly unconstitutionally redrew a congressional district to replace a Republican U.S. representative with a Democratic one. The justices on Friday agreed to hear the claim by a group of Maryland ...

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