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4th Circuit: U.S. courts closed to job bias claims against Md. agencies

State law does not waive immunity, appeals court says

Federal courthouse doors are closed to discrimination claims against Maryland state agencies under the state’s Fair Employment Practices Act, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday in dismissing a former prison system budget director’s claim he was fired because he is gay. In its published 3-0 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Constitution’s ...

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