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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.

Senate passes omnibus crime bill; attention shifts to House

The Maryland State House on Monday night, the final day of the 2016 General Assembly session. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Monday night passed omnibus, bipartisan anti-crime legislation that would provide enhanced penalties for gun crimes, broader wiretapping authority in firearms investigations, stiffer punishments for witness intimidation and greater funding for witness-relocation and community-based educational, vocational ...

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ACLU opposes a dozen states in Md. redistricting case

In deciding about about the drawing of Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, shown in this photo illustration of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Maximilian Franz)

A dozen states have come out in support of Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s request that the U.S. Supreme Court uphold a congressional district Republican voters say the state’s Democratic-led General Assembly redrew unconstitutionally to replace a GOP House ...

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