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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.

Montgomery County police, inspector battle over records

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for police officers and Montgomery County’s inspector general clashed Monday in the state’s highest court over access to documents held by the Internal Affairs Division, which investigated the police department’s handling of a car crash involving a ...

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Md. House Judiciary Committee approves same-sex marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation to permit same-sex marriage in Maryland will be debated on the floor of the state House of Delegates after winning narrow approval Friday from the House Judiciary Committee, with its chair, Joseph F. Vallario Jr., casting the decisive ...

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Court of Appeals ponders Holton immunity

ANNAPOLIS — State prosecutors Thursday urged Maryland’s top court to reinstate bribery and perjury charges against Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton, who allegedly voted in favor of tax breaks for developers who had made an indirect payment to her. ...

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Lobbyists debate contributory negligence

ANNAPOLIS — Representatives from about 25 businesses and municipalities pressed a House committee Wednesday to approve legislation to codify Maryland’s common-law ban on plaintiffs in personal injury cases from recovering damages if they were partially at fault. Meanwhile, a trio ...

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Court upholds award for former Redskin

A former Washington Redskins punter who suffered a career-ending back injury during a preseason practice in 2005 can collect workers’ compensation from the team under Maryland law, the state’s intermediate appellate court ruled Monday. The Court of Special Appeals decision ...

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