Author Archives: Steve Lash

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.

Journalist’s tweet-induced-seizure claim proceeds against Salisbury man

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An award-winning journalist widely known for his epilepsy and outspoken opposition to Donald Trump can proceed with his lawsuit alleging a Salisbury supporter of the president intentionally tweeted the reporter a message intended to cause him to suffer a severe seizure, which he did, a federal judge in Baltimore has ruled.

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ACLU of Md. asks state to end new prison book policy


Maryland prison officials violate the First Amendment rights of prisoners by severely limiting their access to books, including literary classics that explore the human condition and would assist in the convicts’ rehabilitation, the ACLU of Maryland stated in a letter Thursday urging the state’s head of corrections to end the restrictions.

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Trump lawyer: President’s visits do not give Maryland jurisdiction in emoluments case

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to announce the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be Secretary of Homeland Security, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to Maryland should not leave him vulnerable to being 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., Trump’s private attorney has argued in court filings.

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