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C. Fraser Smith: Antonin and Sandy

Could a very liberal Maryland legislator and the nation’s most conservative Supreme Court justice ever find common ground? Why would they bother? Unlikely as it may seem, the answer to question one was an emphatic yes. And to question number ...

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Maryland lawyers recall Scalia as lively, challenging

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s courtroom chair is draped in black to mark his death as part of a tradition that dates to the 19th century, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Scalia died Saturday at age 79. He joined the court in 1986 and was its longest-serving justice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Though Antonin Scalia never agreed with him, former assistant Maryland public defender George E. Burns Jr. said he enjoyed the legal banter he had with the loquacious justice during Burns’ three arguments before the Supreme Court on behalf of criminal defendants more than a quarter-century ago.

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