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Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

Trump can be sued in Md. for corruption, Frosh says

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. An electrical subcontractor who worked on the Trump International Hotel in Washington has sued a company owned by President Donald Trump for more than $2 million, alleging it was not fully paid. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

As a frequent visitor to Maryland, President Donald Trump can be sued as a private citizen in federal court in the state for allegedly violating the Constitution’s anti-corruption provision by diverting business from the state’s hotels to his own property in Washington, D.C., according to Maryland’s attorney general.

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Baltimore makes last bid for justices’ review of abortion-sign ordinance

Suzanne Sangree, now chief of police legal affairs, says the police commissioner and deputy commissioner ‘are really invested in the kinds of reforms that would reduce liability.’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

In Baltimore’s final plea for a Supreme Court hearing, lawyers for the city this week pressed the justices to review and restore an ordinance that required pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial birth control to notify patients the facilities do not offer services for terminating or preventing pregnancies.

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