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Retiring Chief Judge Barbera thanks bench and bar for ‘wonderful ride’

Maryland’s retiring top jurist Wednesday ended her last public appearance on the bench by thanking the state’s judiciary and more than 40,000 attorneys for “keeping the rule of law strong.” “I am gratified beyond words to do the work of ...

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Maryland high court lifts attorneys’ diligence burden in fraudulent ballistics expert appeals

Attorneys no longer need to defend their failure to have unmasked Maryland’s former longtime ballistics expert as a fraud in their effort to get their convicted clients a new trial, the state’s top court has ruled.

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

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

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

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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Supreme Court remands Baltimore’s suit against Big Oil to 4th Circuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived Big Oil’s bid to have Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against about two dozen fossil fuel companies litigated in federal rather than state court. In a 7-1 decision, the justices ruled that the 4th U.S. ...

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