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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.

Justices weigh constitutionality of Maryland district

It isn't clear how many cases the Justice Department has handed off or dropped because of the Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON – Based on questions and comments from justices Tuesday, Maryland’s currently configured westernmost congressional district appears to stand no chance of survival if the Supreme Court holds unconstitutional the intentional redrawing of a district to favor one political party, ...

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Senate confirms three judges to Md. appellate courts

Brynja McDivitt Booth, the newest jurist on the Maryland Court of Appeals. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – With no dissenting votes, the Senate on Friday confirmed Gov. Larry Hogan’s three nominees for Maryland’s top and intermediate appellate courts. Easton lawyer Brynja McDivitt Booth will take a seat on the Court of Appeals and Calvert County ...

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