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Attorney questions confidentiality clauses in Baltimore police brutality cases

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)

Baltimore’s practice of barring alleged victims in police brutality cases from disparaging officers as a condition of settlement agreements violates the accusers’ free-speech rights and the freedom-of-the-press rights of news organizations trying to report on police activities, a civil rights ...

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Md. GOP voters urge justices to strike congressional district

In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

The Supreme Court should strike down as unconstitutional a congressional district that Maryland’s Democratic-led General Assembly redrew to replace a Republican U.S. representative with a Democratic one, a group of the state’s Republicans stated Monday in their last filing before ...

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Frosh urges justices to reject GOP challenge to Md. congressional district

In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

The Supreme Court should reject a challenge by Maryland Republicans that the Democratic-led General Assembly unconstitutionally gerrymandered a congressional district because the GOP cannot show it was redrawn to replace a Republican U.S. representative with a Democratic one, state Attorney General ...

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Frosh supports same-sex couple in Supreme Court case

Releasing the names of people applying for licenses to open abortion clinics would force ‘those providers, their families, their patients and their communities to live in a climate of fear,’ Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh wrote in court papers asking the Court of Appeals to uphold lower-court rulings permitting the redaction of the names under the ‘substantial injury’ exception of the state’s Public Information Act.
(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Business owners must put aside their religious objections to same-sex marriage and comply with state laws prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians in providing goods and services, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said this week in joining a U.S. Supreme ...

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Maryland ‘Peace Cross’ violates Constitution, 4th Circuit says

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A 40-foot tall cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, a divided federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. “The monument has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively ...

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