The practices of prohibiting plaintiffs in police misconduct lawsuits from speaking critically of police as a condition of receiving settlements and otherwise shielding records of the agreements are being challenged in two lawsuits. The cases, announced Thursday by the ACLU ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class. The justices ...Read More »
Maryland’s parole system for juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison has “morphed” into one of executive clemency that does not comply with a series of recent Supreme Court rulings requiring such offenders be allowed a meaningful opportunity to prove ...Read More »
Decades-long litigation over the state of Baltimore City’s jails reached a tenuous conclusion Tuesday as a federal judge approved a comprehensive settlement order in the case that allows the state four years to bring its facilities into compliance. In anticipation ...Read More »
For many men, facial hair length can be a style choice or a religious requirement. For prisoner Gregory Holt, his freedom to grow a half-inch beard for religious purposes was taken away due to Arkansas state law. And when the ...Read More »
Advocacy groups are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to determine if the Hogan administration violated federal law earlier this year when plans for the $2.9 billion Red Line were scrapped and funds were shifted to road and bridge projects ...Read More »
Civil liberties organizations say a new smartphone application will help increase accountability for law enforcement in the wake of a number of high-profile national incidents, including the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. The Mobile Justice smartphone app, offered free ...
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