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Breyer mum as some liberals urge him to quit Supreme Court

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Progressives are hoping 82-year-old Justice Stephen Breyer retires soon to allow President Joe Biden to appoint a like-minded successor while Democrats control the White House and Senate.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON — Forgive progressives who aren’t looking forward to the sequel of their personal “Nightmare on First Street,” a Supreme Court succession story. The original followed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s decision to forgo retirement from the high court, located on ...

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Flood of Capitol riot, tribal cases swamps US prosecutors

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, U.S. Capitol Police push back rioters trying to enter the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A former State Department aide in President Donald Trump’s administration has been charged with participating in the deadly siege at the Capitol. Court papers say Federico Klein was seen wearing a “Make America Great Again" hat amid the throng of people trying to force their way into the Capitol. Authorities say Klein pushed his way toward the doors, where “he physically and verbally engaged” with officers trying to keep the mob back. Klein resigned from his position on Jan. 19, the day before Joe Biden was sworn in as president. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

The U.S. Justice Department’s to-do list was already daunting, especially with this year's flood of pandemic-delayed federal cases. And now two very different legal concerns — insurrection cases in Washington and tribal land disputes out West — are threatening to totally swamp the department.

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — March 18, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Real Property; Trespass: The circuit court did not lack subject matter jurisdiction in a trespass action by a campground owner against a former employee who, during the period of his employment, was provided an apartment rent-free ...

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New data tool highlights civil justice issues throughout Md.

The civil justice system is not data-informed. And so this tool was developed in response,” says Reena Shah, executive director of the Access to Justice Commission.
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If you didn’t know that Dorchester, Washington and Baltimore counties have some of the state’s highest eviction rates, or that over half of St. Mary’s County households spend more than 35% of their income on rent, you’re not alone. Until ...

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Judge finds ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court

02.27.09 BEL AIR, MD.  Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly in his Bel Air, Md. office. Photo by Rich Dennison/The Daily Record

Then-Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly withheld a potentially exculpatory report from defense counsel in a long-running first-degree murder case and then misled the post-conviction court about its existence, a hearing judge reviewing allegations of ethical wrongdoing by Cassilly ...

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Judge: Man forged memo to get out of prison on murder charge

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BALTIMORE — A federal judge who ruled that a Baltimore man convicted of killing a 16-year-old girl forged the document that helped get him out of prison tossed out the man’s wrongful arrest lawsuit and ordered him to pay attorneys ...

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