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Convicted killer seeks high court review, claims racial bias in appellate opinion

Racially charged comments so permeated a recently reported Maryland appeals court opinion that a convicted killer deserves a new hearing before an impartial appellate body, the Black convict’s attorney argued.

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NSA employee charged with mishandling classified material

A National Security Agency employee has been charged with emailing classified national security information to somebody who wasn’t authorized to receive it, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday. Mark Robert Unkenholz, 60, of Hanover, was arrested Thursday and scheduled ...

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High court refers dispute over attorney grievance discovery rules to committee

The Maryland Judiciary's rules committee will revisit a recent change to discovery rules after the revision became a key issue in a pending attorney grievance proceeding.

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Md. Court of Appeals — March 31, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Constitutional; religious zoning regulations: Where a church was aware of zoning restrictions when it purchased property, it could not have had a reasonable expectation of religious land use, dooming its claim under ...

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Law clerks’ journal articles should not mention judge, Md. ethics panel says

Judges may permit their law clerks to submit law journal articles for publication so long as the author’s affiliation with the jurist goes unmentioned in the submission, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee stated in a published opinion this month. The ...

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