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Justice Alito: COVID restrictions ‘previously unimaginable’

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday sounded an alarm about restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying they shouldn’t become a “recurring feature after the pandemic has passed.” “The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions ...

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General Assembly will consider right to counsel for tenants, lawmakers say

Del. Luke Clippinger, D-Baltimore city and chair of the House panel, asked whether spousal privilege would nevertheless still apply -- and protect newlywed criminal defendants -- if the crime committed before marriage was part of a continuing course of illegal conduct that continued after the wedding. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation this coming session that would give financially strapped tenants facing potential eviction a right to counsel at their court hearings, leaders of the legislature’s two judiciary committees said Tuesday. Funding for the legal ...

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Judges’ character references to AGC raise ethics concerns

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Judges may not write letters to the Attorney Grievance Commission attesting to the character of their ex-law clerks or other former lawyer-employees facing ethical complaints, lest the jurists’ messages be viewed as applying undue pressure on the lawyer-dominated disciplinary panel, ...

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Ice cream store workers beaten after mask request, 2 sought

EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say they’re looking for a man and a woman who attacked employees of an ice cream store after they were asked to wear masks because of the coronavirus pandemic. WBAL-TV reported Tuesday that the two ...

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Baltimore Police ID man killed after shooting at officers

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police have identified a man fatally shot by a plainclothes officer who said the man fired at him first, unprovoked, wounding him in the thigh. Rodney Eubanks, 25, was shot and killed Monday after police said he ...

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Law Digest — US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — Nov. 12, 2020

US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Search & Seizure; Aerial surveillance: District court properly denied request for preliminary injunction seeking cessation of Baltimore Police Department’s aerial surveillance program, since the program, which does not search a person’s home, ...

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