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  Youth advocates seek expanded role for Department of Juvenile Justice

This is one in an occasional series about positions that various groups are advancing in the 2001 session.Advocates for children — and especially poor children — started hitting the Statehouse hours before the 2001 General Assembly session opened on Wednesday, ...

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Suit claims Mothers Work Inc. discriminated against pregnant manager

A former employee of a nationwide maternity-wear retailer has filed a $52 million lawsuit in federal court in Baltimore, alleging that her erstwhile employer discriminated against her because she was pregnant.Laurie Cox, of Baltimore, was a Mothers Work Inc. area ...

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Assembly-watchers look for old fights to take on new heat in current session (80417)

Serene, tree-lined State Circle, at its best when snow and ice make the red bricks shimmer under the streetlamps, is about to become a hotbed of activity.[IMGCAP(1)] Experienced Annapolis-watchers say that this, the 415th session of the General Assembly, will ...

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LAW NOTES (104283)

ABA weighs in on race, death penaltyReport: Executions up dramatically With a death-penalty moratorium bill promising to make a comeback in this session of the General Assembly (see story, right), the American Bar Association has made its position clear. “The ...

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LAW NOTES

ABA weighs in on race, death penaltyReport: Executions up dramaticallyWith a death-penalty moratorium bill promising to make a comeback in this session of the General Assembly (see story, right), the American Bar Association has made its position clear.“The American Bar ...

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Foiled again . . . Batman defeats claims of building copyright infringement (81563)

“Holy flying copyright, Batman. You, an infringer≠” wondered the Boy Wonder. “Not so fast, Robin. Things aren’t always what they seem,” replied the Caped Crusader. Is Batman an infringer≠ Will his superhero status be revoked≠ Is the Boy Wonder vicariously ...

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Opinion: Mandamus and certiorari: We need new rules

Every solution breeds new problems. To its credit, the Court of Appeals has been reviving old solutions, mandamus and common law certiorari, for clients and lawyers who litigate against Maryland state and local administrative agencies. These ancient writs answer an ...

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Top court reverses conviction for giving false information to police officers

A Salisbury man who deliberately gave police incorrect details about a shooting is not guilty of a misleading the officers into launching an investigation because they already were investigating the incident, the Court of Appeals held yesterday in vacating the ...

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EPA, defendants reach agreement to settle suit for site clean-up costs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with seven local defendants to recover response costs for remediating the Cherry Pit Drum Superfund site located on three properties in the City of Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Charles counties. Along ...

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Promises by police cause reversal of conviction for triple ax-murder

An Eastern Shore man sentenced to death for the ax murders of his fiancée and her grandparents will get a new trial after the Court of Appeals held yesterday that his confession was improperly induced by a police interrogation team ...

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