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4th Circuit blocks abortion referral restrictions in Md.

Planned Parenthood on Howard Street in Baltimore. (File)

A federal appeals court on Thursday permanently blocked the Trump administration’s rules preventing doctors and other medical providers who receive government funding from referring patients for abortion services. In its divided ruling, which applies statewide in Maryland, the full U.S. ...

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4th Circuit bats .500 at Supreme Court, strikes out in ‘Peace Cross’

The Bladensburg Cross. (Flickr / David / “Peace Cross” / CC BY 2.0 / resized)

The intermediate U.S. appeals court that reviews federal cases from Maryland and four nearby states batted .500 at the Supreme Court this past term. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals most notably struck out when the justices overturned its ...

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Supreme Court hears arguments on 40-foot ‘Peace Cross’ memorial

The National Judge Advocate for The American Legion Kevin Bartlett, center, speaks at a news conference following oral arguments on the fate of a cross-shaped war memorial on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

WASHINGTON – Attorneys defending a 40-foot cross erected as a war memorial on public land in Bladensburg told a seemingly divided U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the monolith does not violate the constitutional separation of church and state, as ...

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Freddie Gray officers appeal dismissal of lawsuit against sheriff’s office member

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Two of the officers prosecuted for Freddie Gray's arrest and death are appealing the dismissal of their lawsuit against the member of the Baltimore Sheriff's Office that signed the application for charges against them.

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Baltimore should pay $1M in fees in abortion case, law department says

In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, people participate in a rally to show support for Planned Parenthood, organized by MoveOn and called "Pink Out Kansas City," as an anti-abortion demonstrator stands amongst them, at the Country Club Plaza,  in Kansas City, Mo. Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion.  (John Sleezer  /The Kansas City Star via AP, File)

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday will consider a recommendation that the city pay more than $1 million in attorney’s fees to a Christian-based health organization that successfully challenged an ordinance that required pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial ...

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Justices decline Baltimore’s bid to save abortion-notice law

Baltimore City Hall

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined without comment to hear Baltimore’s appeal of a lower-court decision striking down a city ordinance that required pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial birth control to notify patients the facilities do not offer services for terminating or preventing pregnancies.

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Justices’ ruling likely kills Baltimore’s abortion-sign law

FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. The justices are hearing argument on Oct. 3 in a dispute between Democratic voters and Wisconsin Republicans who drew maps that have entrenched their control of the legislature in a state that is otherwise closely divided between the parties.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday likely killed a Baltimore ordinance that required pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial birth control to notify patients the facilities do not offer services for terminating or preventing pregnancies.

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