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Baltimore, Big Oil wage Supreme Court battle over climate change lawsuit

Anti-scaling fencing has been placed in front of the Supreme Court, which stands across the street from the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)

An attorney for about two dozen fossil fuel companies urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to have Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil litigated in federal rather than state court. Kannon K. Shanmugam pressed the justices to rule ...

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Supreme Court declines ex-Md. officer’s First Amendment appeal

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh successfully argued that not every criticism of a person holding a position of public trust addresses a matter of public concern. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a former Maryland Natural Resources Police officer’s claims he was fired in retaliation for exercising his constitutional right to speak in criticizing an MNRP captain’s behavior and was denied his statutory right ...

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Md. high court will hear town’s appeal of national origin bias verdict

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

Maryland’s top court will consider whether a Prince George’s County town illegally discriminated against a Palestinian-American towing company owner in awarding a towing contract. The Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed to hear Riverdale Park’s appeal of a lower court’s ...

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Government groups back Baltimore’s high court fight against Big Oil

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo the logo for Chevron appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Chevron Corp. says it will acquire Noble Energy in an all-stock deal valued at $5 billion. The San Ramon, California-based Chevron has been shopping for an acquisition for months as oil prices have tanked due to the coronavirus outbreak.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Groups representing state and local governments are supporting Baltimore in its U.S. Supreme Court fight to ensure the city’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil is heard in state rather the federal court. In a brief filed with the justices ...

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Hogan names Ripken to Court of Special Appeals

Laura Ripken has been appointed to the Court of Special Appeals by Gov. Larry Hogan.  (Submitted Photo)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday named Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Laura S. Ripken to the state’s second-highest court. Ripken’s nomination to the Court of Special Appeals is subject to Senate confirmation when the General Assembly reconvenes next week. ...

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