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U.S. Labor Department says company lacked good cents

Today is Monday, the 40th anniversary of “The Catch,” among the most iconic moments in National Football League history. Here are some other news items. — The U.S. Labor Department sues company that paid departing employee in pennies. — National ...

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Bail condition will test if absence makes the heart grow fonder

Welcome to Monday, the 101st anniversary of  the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hammer v. Dagenhart decision striking down as unconstitutional a federal law prohibiting the transportation across state lines of goods made via child labor. (The ruling was overturned in 1941 ...

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Md. appeals court orders review of excessive bail under new rules

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Two accused burglars with a record of fleeing before trial were wrongfully assessed bail in amounts exceeding their ability to pay, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Friday in explaining its June order that the terms of their pretrial detention be reviewed.

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Studies conclude cash bail down but reform still needed

Maryland’s new pretrial release rule dramatically decreased the use of cash bail but two recent independent studies concluded additional education and resources are needed. The Maryland Office of the Public Defender sent 64 volunteers to observe bail reviews in multiple ...

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