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Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed

President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment.” ...

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Rohde appointed register of wills for Orphans’ Court of Baltimore County

An image of the Baltimore County Courthouse in Towson, Maryland.  Completed in 1855 and designed by Dixon And Baldwin, the limestone and marble Greek Revival structure was enlarged in 1910, 1925 and 1958.  The Towson courthouse continues to host county government offices, though judicial functions have moved to the Baltimore County Courts Building, located immediately to the north.  The Baltimore County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  This image © Capitolshots Photography/TwoFiftyFour Photos, LLC, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County Thursday announced the appointment of Alexis Burrell Rohde as register of wills for the county. She succeeds Grace G. Connolly, who announced her retirement March 16. Pursuant to the Maryland Constitution, the Orphans’ Court ...

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Judge on Michigan’s top court works while overseas

DETROIT — A Michigan Supreme Court justice said Thursday that he has been overseas for three months, participating in an international program to improve the perception of people with disabilities while pulling all-nighters to keep up with his work back ...

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General Assembly sends sweeping police reform legislation to Hogan

The Maryland State House.

Maryland’s Democratic-led General Assembly on Wednesday gave final approval to a raft of police reform proposals to curtail deadly and excessive force, limit no-knock warrants and make the police disciplinary process uniform across the state and with greater civilian oversight. ...

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Parent cannot sue based on co-parent’s criticism, Md. appeals court says

Court of Special Appeals Judge Gregory Wells wrote the opinion. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

One parent’s incessant and insulting criticism of the other to their child does not give rise to a compensable claim of intentional interference with parental relations by the criticized parent, even if the child does not want to visit him ...

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Judge temporarily blocks Ohio telemedicine abortion ban

The rule prohibiting taxpayer-funded clinics from referring clients to abortion providers has been interpreted in starkly different ways by Republican and Democratic administrations.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A judge has temporarily blocked an Ohio ban on the use of telemedicine for medication abortions as a suit challenging the law’s constitutionality proceeds. The two-week restraining order was granted by a Hamilton County judge late Tuesday ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — April 8, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility; Disbarment: Given the severity of the misconduct and the presence of several aggravating factors, disbarment was the appropriate sanction for a Maryland attorney who violated multiple Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct, District of Columbia ...

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South Carolina House gives key approval to hate crimes bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina moved one step closer Wednesday to becoming the 48th state in the nation to pass a hate crime law. House representatives gave key approval by a 79-29 vote on the proposal to allow harsher penalties ...

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