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Author Archives: Erin Drenning

Audit faults Maryland child support program

The agency responsible for operating Maryland’s child support program has been lacking in its collection efforts, according to a report published Monday by the Office of Legislative Audits. The state auditors said the Child Support Enforcement Administration failed to establish ...

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Tales from the bar exam

Ah, the dreaded bar exam. After three years of hard labor, several (hundred) thousand dollars and a few months of sheer terror punctuated by MBE flash cards and Jameson on the rocks, it comes down to this. Twelve hours — ...

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Sanctions issued by Court of Appeals in uncontested disciplinary matters

The Court of Appeals has issued the following sanctions in uncontested attorney discipline cases: -Attorney Grievance Commission v. Steven Marc Assaraf, AG No. 92 (Sept. Term, 2010). Filed June 13 (Disbarment by consent). -Attorney Grievance Commission v. Thomas H. Bornhorst, ...

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4th Circuit faults use of no-knock entry

Members of three Special Operations Team squads who stormed a West Virginia home after 10 p.m. with a search warrant do not have qualified immunity for their no-knock entry or the alleged use of excessive force against the family’s teenage ...

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