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Justices weigh constitutionality of Maryland district

It isn't clear how many cases the Justice Department has handed off or dropped because of the Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON – Based on questions and comments from justices Tuesday, Maryland’s currently configured westernmost congressional district appears to stand no chance of survival if the Supreme Court holds unconstitutional the intentional redrawing of a district to favor one political party, ...

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Senate confirms three judges to Md. appellate courts

Brynja McDivitt Booth, the newest jurist on the Maryland Court of Appeals. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – With no dissenting votes, the Senate on Friday confirmed Gov. Larry Hogan’s three nominees for Maryland’s top and intermediate appellate courts. Easton lawyer Brynja McDivitt Booth will take a seat on the Court of Appeals and Calvert County ...

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Hogan’s three appellate nominees head toward confirmation

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ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Larry Hogan’s three nominees for Maryland’s top and intermediate appellate courts took a giant step toward confirmation Monday evening. The Senate Executive Nominations Committee recommended by voice vote that the full Senate vote to confirm Easton lawyer ...

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Frosh files final bid to save district as high court date nears

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A panel of federal judges failed to draw a “limited and precise” line between permissible and unconstitutionally excessive partisan gerrymandering before striking down the state’s westernmost congressional district as too friendly to Democrats, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh stated ...

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Hogan names three to appeals courts

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ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday named Easton lawyer Brynja McDivitt Booth to serve on Maryland’s top court. Booth, of the law firm Booth, Booth, Cropper & Marriner P.C., will succeed Judge Sally D. Adkins, who stepped down Oct. ...

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