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Justices show interest in ex-Md. officer’s First Amendment appeal

If he wins a second term, President Donald Trump could become the first president to appoint more than two justices since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown interest in hearing 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 denied his statutory right ...

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Out-of-state defense lawyers urge justices to hear Frederick killer’s appeal

In this June 17, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is shown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, criminal defense attorneys from outside the state have assailed Maryland’s “rigid” rule enabling prosecutors to prosecute cold cases so long as the prosecution’s delay in securing an indictment was not designed to give the state a tactical advantage over the defendant.

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