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Baltimore tees up key appellate issues on GTTF liability

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, a patch depicting the Baltimore Police Department seal is seen on Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle's uniform as he speaks at a news conference in Baltimore. The city has been casting for its fourth police leader in a year while the flailing department faces pressure to bring down violent crime levels that are among the nation's worst. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

State and federal appellate courts will grapple this year with key questions about Baltimore’s liability for the widespread misconduct of its police department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force — and attorneys representing the officers’ victims are paying attention. The city contends that ...

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Maryland urges justices to reject Carroll Co.’s stormwater appeal

In this June 17, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is shown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

States may impose upon their counties stormwater pollution-prevention standards more stringent than those called for under the federal Clean Water Act, the Maryland Department of the Environment stated Thursday in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to turn aside Carroll County’s ...

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