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Senate passes anti-cyberbullying expansion; attention shifts to House

Sen Will Smith, D-Montgomery and vice chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, called on the General Assembly to pass new gun restrictions at a rally in Annapolis Thursday. (Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Thursday morning passed legislation to expand Maryland’s law against the cyberbullying of youngsters, as the mother of a teenager who killed herself after being bullied online looked on. After the Senate’s 45-0 vote, attention shifted ...

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Cyberbullying bill draws free-speech concerns from ACLU

Sen. Robert A. "Bobby" Zirkin, chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to expand Maryland’s law against cyberbullying of youngsters drew criticism Tuesday from a free-speech advocate, who was in the unwelcome position of testifying after parents whose teenage daughter was driven to suicide by online harassment. “My heart ...

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New House Judiciary chair declares no-passing zone

Del. Luke Clippinger, D-Baltimore city and chair of the House panel, asked whether spousal privilege would nevertheless still apply -- and protect newlywed criminal defendants -- if the crime committed before marriage was part of a continuing course of illegal conduct that continued after the wedding. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

ANNAPOLIS – The House Judiciary Committee’s first new chair in a quarter century told the panel’s members Thursday that they shalt not “pass” when it is their turn to vote on legislation and that witnesses testifying on legislation must sign ...

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