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Crime victims allege Baltimore police violate 4th Amendment

The Baltimore Police Department routinely violates the constitutional rights of violent crime victims by searching, seizing and retaining their personal property without a warrant or consent, a civil rights group has alleged in a lawsuit filed last week in federal ...

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Biden picks Boardman, Griggsby for U.S. District Court for Md.

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he intends to nominate U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah L. Boardman and U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Lydia K. Griggsby to the U.S. District Court for Maryland. If confirmed by the Senate, Boardman and ...

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Judge dismisses suit over trucker’s death

RICHMOND, VA — Despite concern with the way wind-related travel restrictions were handled at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the evidence was insufficient to show those problems caused the death of a truck driver whose rig went over the side ...

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Ex-Md. commerce official pleads guilty to distributing child porn

A former Maryland Department of Commerce official pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of distributing child pornography and could face at least five years in prison. According to the plea, Mathew Palmer distributed a pornographic video and photographs of ...

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Hyattsville consulting firm settles ADA claim with EEOC

A Washington-based management consulting firm will pay $60,000 in settlement of a claim that it violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired an employee in its Hyattsville office who needed six weeks of after-hours medical treatment for ...

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