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Baltimore makes last bid for justices’ review of abortion-sign ordinance

Suzanne Sangree, now chief of police legal affairs, says the police commissioner and deputy commissioner ‘are really invested in the kinds of reforms that would reduce liability.’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

In Baltimore’s final plea for a Supreme Court hearing, lawyers for the city this week pressed the justices to review and restore an 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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Pregnancy center urges justices to deny Baltimore’s appeal of abortion-notice ruling

In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

A Christian-based pregnancy center is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a lower court decision that struck down as unconstitutional a Baltimore ordinance requiring pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial birth control to notify patients the facilities ...

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4th Circuit hears arguments on Md.’s drug price-gouging law

A law scheduled to go into effect next month would prohibit a manufacturer or wholesale distributor from engaging in price gouging in the sale of an essential off-patent or generic drug and gives the Maryland attorney general the power to order the manufacturer to submit a statement explaining the reasons behind a significant price increase. (Deposit Photos)

Attorneys for an industry group opposed to Maryland’s generic drug price-gouging law told judges in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday that a lower-court judge improperly dismissed a portion of their challenge alleging the law attempts to ...

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ACLU appeals dismissal of lawsuit over Baltimore police settlement confidentiality clauses

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The plaintiffs challenging Baltimore’s policy of including non-disparagement clauses in police misconduct settlements are appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled last month the clauses do not violate free-speech and free-press rights, ...

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