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Md. man appeals conviction for Black student’s killing

ANNAPOLIS — A white man serving a life sentence for stabbing a Black college student to death at a bus stop at the University of Maryland has asked the state’s second highest court to throw out his murder conviction. WTOP-FM ...

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Maryland high court to weigh if ‘wrongful death’ applies to lost years of life

Maryland’s top court will consider whether a patient’s terminal illness can give rise to a wrongful death claim based on the argument that they would have lived years longer had the diagnosis been made and life-extending treatment begun earlier. The ...

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Justices deny Montgomery’s bid for review of fee award in disability case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Montgomery County’s request that the justices review and overturn an attorney’s fee award to a blind employee whom the county was found to have discriminated against but who was awarded no ...

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Md. high court weighs ending school suspension as juvenile probation violation

Suspension from school should no longer be regarded as a probation violation for juvenile offenders because it cedes a judicial function to the discretion of school administrators whose vague standards of behavior warranting suspension are often imposed disproportionately on Black ...

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Billboard firm hopes Ohio case helps high court challenge to Baltimore tax

A company mounting a constitutional challenge to Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators hopes a recent Ohio high court decision striking down a similar Cincinnati assessment will convince the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its claim that the Maryland city’s ...

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Baltimore urges Supreme Court to reject billboard tax challenge

Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators does not violate their constitutional right to free speech as the assessment applies regardless of the messages they post, the city argued last week in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to decline to hear ...

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