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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)

Md. nixes stalled Medicaid contract; Frosh wants special counsel (access required)

Maryland has terminated a stalled $171 million project to upgrade its Medicaid computer system after several disputes with the contractor. Now, state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is looking for a special counsel to assess potential claims and, if necessary, spearhead litigation against the Virginia-based company. Finalists are being interviewed and a decision is expected in the ...