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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.

Hogan’s three appellate nominees head toward confirmation

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ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Larry Hogan’s three nominees for Maryland’s top and intermediate appellate courts took a giant step toward confirmation Monday evening. The Senate Executive Nominations Committee recommended by voice vote that the full Senate vote to confirm Easton lawyer ...

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Frosh files final bid to save district as high court date nears

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A panel of federal judges failed to draw a “limited and precise” line between permissible and unconstitutionally excessive partisan gerrymandering before striking down the state’s westernmost congressional district as too friendly to Democrats, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh stated ...

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Hogan names three to appeals courts

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ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday named Easton lawyer Brynja McDivitt Booth to serve on Maryland’s top court. Booth, of the law firm Booth, Booth, Cropper & Marriner P.C., will succeed Judge Sally D. Adkins, who stepped down Oct. ...

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Hogan, Schwarzenegger submit brief urging redrawn Md. district

The U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington. The Constitution says you can’t be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery conviction. The Supreme Court is considering Gamble’s case Thursday, Dec. 6, and the outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Gov. Larry Hogan has joined fellow Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to erase and order the redrawing of Maryland’s westernmost congressional district, saying it was invalidly created by Maryland’s Democratic leadership to freeze out GOP voters ...

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