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PETA urges justices to deny Cumberland zoo’s animal abuse appeal

In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington as a storm rolls in. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

An animal rights group is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an embattled Cumberland zoo’s effort to reverse a federal judge’s order that removed a lion and two tigers from the facility for their safety after other animals had ...

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Barbera’s legacy includes landmark cases, pandemic management, court reform

Mandatory retirement will require Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera to step down later this year after eight years in the job. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera began her tenure as the state’s top jurist and the Judiciary’s lead administrator in July 2013 by pledging to strive for the “equal, fair and timely administration of justice.”

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Frosh will appeal decision allowing protesters to sue arresting officer

“We must curtail the growing militarization of police,” says Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, in urging several changes to police oversight. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will appeal a federal judge’s decision permitting gun rights advocates arrested during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago to sue the arresting Maryland Capitol Police officer for allegedly violating their ...

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