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Victim of Abuse Wins $32 Million

A Montgomery County Circuit judge has ordered a Wheaton man to pay a former girlfriend almost $32 million in damages for an incident that took place in and around his home last October. The default judgment — $590,000 in non-economic ...

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Federal Death Penalty a First

For the first time since federal capital punishment was reinstated 12 years ago, a federal jury in Maryland yesterday returned a death sentence against a man convicted in the murders of three women at Patuxent National Wildlife Refuse in January ...

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Even as Prisoners Go Free, Law and Science of DNA Remain at Odds (58701)

What was once a headline grabber has become commonplace: a parade of inmates leaving prison as DNA clears their names. All told, 75 prisoners — including eight on death row — have been freed nationwide because of DNA testing, according ...

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LAW NOTES

Steering Clear of Racial ProfilingTown Hall Meeting at UM Law Police racial bias in profiling blacks, Hispanics and other minority drivers that allegedly results in illegal stops based on skin color — rather than driving practices — will be the ...

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LAW SUMMARY

Bill Lan Lee Honored[IMGCAP(1)]Bill Lann Lee, left, was honored yesterday by student groups at the University of Maryland School of Law. Lee is the first Asian American to be appointed assistant attorney general for civil rights, the top civil rights ...

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LAW NOTES (81099)

Steering Clear of Racial ProfilingTown Hall Meeting at UM Law Police racial bias in profiling blacks, Hispanics and other minority drivers that allegedly results in illegal stops based on skin color — rather than driving practices — will be the ...

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Baltimore Settles Homeowner’s Suit Over Razing

The City of Baltimore has agreed to pay an East Baltimore homeowner $2,000 to settle his suit over a rowhouse the city razed just months after it had issued him a building permit to begin work on the fixer-upper. The ...

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